The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly puts the spotlight on Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, so we have a brand new look at Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
As you can see, the cover recreates the ballroom scene from the 1991 animated movie in which Belle wears her iconic yellow dress. The film’s version of said dress was designed by costume designer Jacqueline Durran, who won an Academy Award for her work on 2012’s Anna Karenina.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Babette and Audra McDonald as Wardrobe.
In addition to never-before-seen images and new details, fans can also expect interviews with the stars and the director of the movie, as well as Alan Menken and Tim Rice, who penned the songs on the original film and will return to write three new songs for the live-action adaptation.
You can check out the cover below.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent 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 and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17, 2017.