With all the casting news recently for Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast, we were thrilled to get the word today from the famed studio that they have settled on a release date.
Given the success that Disney had with Cinderella and its mid-March release and how well that live action flick did, no one should be surprised by the announcement that the live action Beauty and the Beast will arrive on March 17, 2017.
The casting team for director Bill Condon has done an incredible job already. They have Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Josh Gad as Gaston’s loyal sidekick, Luke Evans as Gaston and now they have added Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice.
Disney also announced that the man who won Oscars for scoring the animated original in 1991, Alan Menkin, is back to score the live action flick. We just hope that Be Our Guest is still on there!
Here are a few other Disney animated movies we’d like to see in live action. And while we wait for that live action flick, watch Beauty and the Beast online to enjoy the animated legend.