Last week, Ariana Grande and John Legend were announced to sing the title track for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast. The track itself was originally recorded and performed by legendary artist Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.
Dion has now taken to Instagram to announce that she will also be returning to sing a new song for the film titled “How Does A Moment Last Forever” with the caption:
I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be performing an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. Being a part of the original film was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again. // Je suis ravie de vous annoncer que je chanterai la nouvelle chanson thème du film La Belle et la Bête, «How Does A Moment Last Forever». Avoir fait partie du film original de Disney a été une expérience magique dans ma vie et je suis encore plus honorée de répéter cette expérience. – Céline
The song marks the fourth new track written for the film in addition to three new tracks written by returning composer Alan Menken to be sung by Emma Watson titled “Our Song Lives On”, “Days in the Sun”, and “Forever More”.
The remake brings to life all of the characters from the original plus a new character: a harpsichord named Cadenza created just for the film, voiced by Stanley Tucci.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette. Here’s the official synopsis:
In this live-action re-imagining of the fairy tale, a young woman (Emma Watson) takes her father’s place as prisoner in a beast’s castle, only to fall in love with her beastly captor (Dan Stevens), who turns out to be a prince.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.