Ever since announcing that there would be a live-action remake of “Beauty and the Beast”, Disney has been tight lipped about the production. Aside from the magical rose and the Beast’s castle, the first teaser trailer, which was viewed over 91.8 million in the first 24 hours, didn’t give us much to see either.
But those days of wondering and waiting are over, as Entertainment Weekly has released the film’s first batch of movie stills! And it is just as magical as we’d imagined.
The first photo sees Belle (played by Emma Watson) dancing with the Beast (played by Dan Stevens) in her iconic yellow gown. Truth be told, the Beast’s facial features was a little disturbing at first, but his horns and dark brown mane grew on us quickly.
According to Clark Collis of Entertainment Weekly, Dan Stevens (from “Downton Abbey”) has to play his role twice – a neck-down performance and a below-neck performance – to create the perfect CG-enhanced Beast.
In the series of stills, fans also get to see a full costumed Gaston (played by Luke Evans) and LeFou (played by Josh Gad); Maurice (played by Kevin Kline); Mrs. Potts (voiced by Emma Thompson); and Plumette (voiced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw).
See the magical movie stills here:
Directed by Bill Condon (from “Dreamgirls” and “Twilight”), Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is slated for release on 17th March 2017.
Source: Entertainment Weekly.