The live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is one of the exciting movies in 2017. Movie enthusiasts are bound to get lost in the music, as the Beauty and the Beast cast are poised to entrance audiences not only with their portrayals but with their singing. Leave it to Disney to use both familiar and novel soundtracks and leave viewers worldwide with something they cannot get out of their heads.
In the live action flick, renowned British actor Sir Ian McKellen stars as Cogsworth the enchanted clock. McKellen shared a banter he made on the set of the live action flick. He said he kept singing what he thought could be a good addition to the score, and then broke into a song he imagined could be Cogsworth’s own song.
With Lumière the singing candelabra, Belle portrayed by Emma Watson, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, McKellen felt happy, nonetheless, to join in the singing of Be Our Guest. Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting) as Lumière echoed the fun of getting the opportunity to sing again in a movie, this time with the Beauty and the Beast cast.
Be Our Guest, the title song of the 1991 Beauty and the Beast movie, bagged an Oscar for Best Original Song and also Best Original Score. Some of the new songs created by Alan Menken with Tim Rice for the upcoming live action version are For Evermore, Our Song Lives On, and Days in the Sun.
Some of the artists in the upcoming film have collaborated in previous projects. McKellen worked with filmmaker Bill Condon in a couple of films before. Emma Watson worked with screenwriter Stephen Chbosky in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Back when she learned she would play the role of Belle, the Harry Potter actress gleefully said that Beauty and the Beast was a big part of her growing up years, and that it felt “surreal to be dancing and singing to the movie soundtracks. With the formidable Beauty and the Beast cast that includes Dan Stevens as Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, the movie is one of the most awaited in terms of its lead stars, musical score, setting and storyline.
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