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Film & TV News Watch the New Trailer for Beauty and the Beast The trailer for Disney’s live-action remake debuted during the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

The Walt Disney Company has released a new trailer for its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, the film is scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide March 17.

The new trailer debuted February 26 during the live broadcast of the 89th Annual Academy Awards. A number of theatre artists—actors and creatives alike—were among this year’s nominees, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who were represented for their work on the musical films Moana and La La Land, respectively. Pasek and Paul took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for “City of Stars.”


Beauty and the Beast, seen previously as an animated movie musical and a stage musical on Broadway, features a score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The film also features Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

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