With awards season in full bloom, Disney is making sure critics don’t forget Beauty and the Beast. The feature, headlined by Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, will have a one week exclusive engagement in Los Angeles (AMC Century City) and New York (AMC Empire 25) starting Friday, December 1.
The feature, directed by Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated classic, was this year’s top grossing movie with a domestic gross of over $504 million (it’s made over $1 billion worldwide).The score was composed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman (with additional songs by Menken and Tim Rice).
Click on the media bar below to hear Emma Watson talk about what makes Belle a special individual:
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The final trailer of Beauty and the Beast, the live action animation of the animated classic, has just debuted and if you haven’t already check it out, the clip promises a highly entertaining and resonant experience.
Along with the pitch perfect casting of Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as the narcissistic Gaston, Dan Stevens seems convincing as the emotionally complicated Beast. While staying true to the original, this film is bound to carve out its own voice under the directing hands of Bill Condon (Mr. Holmes, Dreamgirls). The picture also stars Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The trailer also features a snippet Ariana Grande and John Legend’s wonderful rendition of the iconic “Beauty and the Beast” track. Josh Groban is also featured on the film’s soundtrack with “Evermore,” a track crafted by Alan Menken and Tim Rice. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think by commenting below!
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Disney’s live-action re-telling of Beauty and the Beast is one of next year’s most anticipated films, as fans are eagerly awaiting to see if Emma Watson and Dan Stevens can pull off the iconic roles of Belle and the Beast. The teaser one-sheet for the film, which co-stars Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, and Ewan McGregor, has just been released, and please comment below and tell us what you think of the poster.
Released in 1991, Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman received Oscars for Original Song (“Beauty and the Beast”) with Menken receiving another Academy Award for Best Score. To continue that legacy, the live-action version will feature new recordings of the classic songs that were created by Menken and Ashman. Several new songs, penned by Menken and Tim Rice, are included in this version. Beauty and the Beast opens nationwide March 17, 2017!
Burlesque stars Christina Aguilera as Ali, a small town girl with a big voice, who heads to Los Angeles and finds a home as a waitress in a modern day burlesque club run by Tess (Cher) a flamboyant former a dancer. Ali’s dream is to perform in the club and with the help of a dancer (Julianne Hough), the stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and the host (Alan Cumming) she works her way up to the stage. Think Showgirls with a way better cast.
Dwayne the Rock Johnson plays an ex-con who, after 10 years in the cooler, sets out to avenge his brother’s death (who was doubled crossed in the heist that got him tossed in prison) in the movie Faster. However, a veteran cop (Billy Bob Thornton) and a hit man (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) are tracking him while he’s on his mission with his to-do list in hand.
Anne Hathaway has come a long way since her Princess Diaries days and Love and Other Drugs is another example of how skilled an actress she is. Hathaway stars as Maggie Murdock, a free-spirited woman who isn’t looking to tie herself done. Enter Jamie (Jake Gyllenhaal), a pharmaceutical salesman, who charms the heck out of her. The pic is based on the popular memoir Hard Sell: The Evolution of a Viagra Salesman by Jamie Reidy.
Tangled is a Disneyfied animated version of the classic fairytale Rapunzel (Mandy Moore). The story revolves around the longhaired teen who has been kept in a tower for her entire life. She falls for a commoner, a bandit named Flynn Ryder (Zachary Levi), she teams up with him and heads into the outside world for the first time. The music is by Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin’s Oscar-winning composer, Alan Menken.
Zachary Levi (Credit: Eric Charbonneau @Disney Entertprises, Inc.)
Chuckactor Zachary Levi serves as the voice of Flynn Rider, a thief who breaks into Rapunzel’s (Mandy Moore) tower in the the upcoming 3D animated film Tangled. Levi, in a press conference held at Disneyland, admitted that he is a total Disney enthusiast, so landing this job was a total plus for the TV star. “I did a lot of musical theater growing up and I always wanted to sing professionally in some way shape or form. But I didn’t really know if that was going to come to fruition and then the audition for this came up,” said Levi, who performed the James Taylor tune `Sweet Baby James’ during the audition. “I’ve been a huge Disney fan, a Disney nerd, a `Dis-nerd,’ my whole life. Watching everything. I think the Disney Channel was my primary caregiver for a while, actually.” Tangledopens nationwide November 24th, and click on the media bar and listen to Levi talk about his appreciation for longtime Disney collaborator/composer Alan Menken.