Disney have released their first teaser trailer for the live action movie Beauty and the Beast featuring Emma Watson as the lead character Belle.
The director of the film Bill Condon is best known for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn so we know it will be a fantastic adaption of the Disney classic.
Watson first announced she would be playing the lead in January 2015. She announced the exciting news on her Facebook page saying that the animated film was “such a big part of her growing up and her six-year-old self is on the ceiling, heart bursting.” “Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it”, she said.
Other actors joining Emma Watson will be Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts.
Beauty and the Beast was first released in 1991 and grossed more than $375 million at the global box office and went on to earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken will be re-recording songs from the original film along with new material from himself and Tim Rice.
The much loved Disney movie is set for release on the 17 March 2017 and we can’t wait!