Back in 2014, “Beauty and the Beast,” or also known as “La Belle et La Bête,” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to positive reviews. Now two years later, thanks to Shout! Factory, the Christophe Gans live-action French film will be hitting US cinemas this September.
In this adaptation of the classic tale Léa Seydoux stars as Belle opposite Vincent Cassel as the Beast. Set in 1810, the story follows the unexpected romance that blooms after the youngest daughter of a merchant who is going through rough times offers herself to the beast to save her father.
Shout! Factory acquired the movie in January of this year. The fantasy film, written by Gans and Sandra Vo-Anh, garnered around $28 million overseas when it was released two years ago.
It is produced by Richard Grandpierre and Jérôme Seydoux and executive produced by Frederic Doniguian. Additional co-producers include Romain Le Grand, Henning Molfenter, Christoph Fisser and Charlie Woebcke.
“Beauty and the Beast” will be released in the US on September 23.