Disney’s live action retelling of Beauty and the Beast has found its Belle in Emma Watson. The Harry Potter alum was announced as the lead in the upcoming film on Monday. Disney fans were quick to take to Twitter to share their excitement over the news.
Many even began speculating who might be cast as Beast. While no other casting announcements have been made yet, we’re sure that with Emma Watson on board, the rest of the cast will soon follow.
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American live-action musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The film is a remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 18th-century fairy tale. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe and Emma Thompson .
The Walt Disney Studios released the film in North America on March 17, 2017. Beauty and the Beast grossed $504 million worldwide against its production budget of $160 million. It received generally positive reviews from critics with many praising Watson and Stevens’ performances along with its faithfulness to the original animated classic; some criticized it for not adding anything new to its source material.
Who is Starring in Beauty And the Beast 2022?
Beauty and the Beast is an upcoming American live-action musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The film is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 18th-century fairy tale. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, with Nathan Mack as Chip Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play Plumette.
The film was originally set to be released on March 17, 2017; however it was pushed back to December 22nd due to production delays caused by script rewrites. In January 2015 it was announced that Watson had been cast in the role of Belle after months of rumors that she was in talks for the part. In February 2015 it was reported that Stevens had been cast in the role of Beast.
Later that month Evans signed on to play Gaston while Gad joined the cast to play his sidekick Le Fou. Kline and McGregor were confirmed for their roles later in April 2015 with Thompson being cast a month later. Filming began at Shepperton Studios near London in May 2016 and concluded eight months later in August 2016.
The first trailer for Beauty and the Beast was released on November 14th 2016 during ABC network’s broadcast of The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60th Anniversary Celebration event special which commemorated Disneyland’s diamond anniversary celebration. A second teaser trailer was released online on January 30th 2017 followed by a final trailer on February 23rd 2017.
Who Played Beast Beauty And the Beast?
The film Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 and starred actor Robby Benson as Beast and actress Paige O’Hara as Belle. The film was directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise.
Who is the Voice of Belle in Beauty And the Beast 1991?
The voice of Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is actress Paige O’Hara.
O’Hara was born in 1956 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to parents of Irish descent. She began her career as a professional singer at age 18, performing in various clubs and hotel lounges throughout the United States.
In 1980, O’Hara made her Broadway debut in the musical Grease, playing the role of Frenchy. After appearing in a number of other stage productions, she was cast as Belle in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The film was released in 1991 and was an instant classic, grossing over $425 million at the worldwide box office.
O’Hara reprised her role as Belle for several more Disney projects, including a direct-to-video sequel (Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas), an animated TV series (Disney’s House of Mouse) and a live-action remake (2017’s Beauty and the Beast). Throughout her career, O’Hara has received critical acclaim for her work as an actress and singer. She was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2002 and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Voice Arts™ in 2017.
Who Plays Beast in Beauty And the Beast With Emma Watson?
Emma Watson plays Belle in Disney’s live action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Dan Stevens plays the Beast. Luke Evans plays Gaston, Kevin Kline plays Maurice, Josh Gad plays LeFou, Ewan McGregor is Lumiere, Ian McKellen is Cogsworth, Emma Thompson is Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is Plumette.
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Beauty And the Beast Cast 2022
The cast of Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” has been announced. Emma Watson will play Belle, Dan Stevens will play the Beast, Luke Evans will play Gaston, Kevin Kline will play Maurice, Josh Gad will play Lefou, Ewan McGregor will play Lumiere, Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth, Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts and Nathan Mackwillplay Chip. The film is set to be released on March 17th, 2017.
The live action film Beauty and the Beast is a retelling of the Disney animated classic of the same name. The story follows Belle, a young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior.
Eventually, Belle falls in love with him and breaks the spell that transformed him from a handsome prince into a monster. The film features an all-star cast, including Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice (Belle’s father), Josh Gad as LeFou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and many more.