Beauty and the Beast is shaping up to be one of 2017’s most-anticipated films. The live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 animated classic broke the record for most views for a trailer debut (until The Fate of the Furious) and so far, all of the footage and promo material have really showcased that Bill Condon is beautifully paying tribute to the original while also making it work with the modern technology we have today.
In the trailer we got a glimpse at the Beast’s household staff including Lumiere (Ewan McGregor), Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson), and Plumette (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) – but we haven’t seen them in their human form yet. Now, we now have a peek at what the household staff look like in their human form.
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In the standee, we see Belle (Emma Watson) and the Beast (Dan Stevens), but we also see Gaston (Luke Evans), Le Fou (Josh Gad) and Maurice (Kevin Kline) on the left. Right on the staircase, we see the titular duo dancing while the household staff is seen in their classic form on this staircase. Meanwhile, on the right we finally get a glimpse at the staff as humans: Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Cadenza (Stanley Tucci), Garderobe (Audra McDonald) and Plumette.
I’m a bit surprised to see the household staff after the enchantment is lifted, but then again – Beauty and the Beast is a classic film that has resonated with millions for years, so in a way, this film cannot be spoiled. Also, besides a painting on the wall, we haven’t seen the Beast in action in human form. What do you guys think of this promo standee?
Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, Beauty and the Beast opens in theaters on March 17, 2017.