Official Teaser Trailer
This live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s sidekick; Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
This is a live-action re-telling 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. It is directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay based on the 1991 animated film. Composer Alan Menken is providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs (written by Menken and Howard Ashman), as well as several new songs (written by Menken and Tim Rice.)
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and Bill Condon talk about this new take on an old classic tale.
Saturday Night Live Sketch
Beauty (cast member Kristen Wiig) and the Beast (guest host Gerard Butler) realize beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is from the SNL episode that aired October 17, 2009.