Is This Our First Look at Emma Watson as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast”?
After months of anticipation, we finally have what appears to be our first look at Emma Watson as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast!
The two pictures show Watson in full costume as the beloved Disney princess. It is also our first look at the Beast, played by former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens. These new pictures follow the release of behind-the-scenes footage, included on the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Edition, which gave us our first look at Gaston, Lumiere, and Cogsworth. Back in May, a teaser trailer for the film was released, followed by the first official poster.
Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), and the cast also includes former Potter alumna Emma Thompson (Professor Sybill Trelawney) as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Josh Gad as LeFou. The film is set to be released in theaters worldwide on March 17, 2017.
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