With hits and award winners like “Chicago” and “Dreamgirls” under his belt, Bill Condon is largely credited with reigniting our love for movie musicals, which makes him an ideal filmmaker to helm Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast.” Bringing the iconic love story to life is certainly no easy task, but Condon has teamed with a star-studded cast to deliver all the dark shades and razzle dazzle the story deserves.
In what is already shaping up to be a dream casting choice, Emma Watson looks to effortlessly step into the role of Belle. “Downton Abbey” dreamboat Dan Stevens plays the Beast, while supporting characters include Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Ewan McGregor as Lumière. Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald and Gugu-Mbatha Raw also star.
Condon was intent on making a faithful adaptation of the Disney classic, and the stunning new trailer indicates he’s done an incredible job. Disney will release the remake on March 17. Check out the official debut trailer below.