One of most acclaimed classic animated films of all time, Beauty and the Beast, will have its live-action remake in 2017. According to Disney, the most awaited romantic-fantasy film adapted from a fairy tale will be released worldwide on Mach 17. Angela Lansbury, who voiced the character Mrs. Potts from the original animation, gave her thoughts about the new version.
According to the reports, Angela Lansbury was proud to be part of the cast of the original animated Beauty and the Beast. She added that she is looking forward to seeing the live-action piece because she knows the actress who will play Mrs. Potts, Emma Thompson, very well.
However, Lansbury also added that the thought of seeing other people play the parts she knew so well was “absolutely” strange. Furthermore, she admitted that she did not know what the live-action film will do better than what they already did in the original animation.
Beauty and the Beast 2017 Trailer Broke Records
The official trailer of the movie was released and got a record-breaking 127.9 million views in just 24 hours. Just this week, a few more photos from the movie were released and that made avid followers more excited.
Original Music May Invoke Nostalgia Amongst Long-Time Fans
The movie comes with an all-star cast and production crew under the direction of Bill Condon. The live animation is produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Emma Watson, a British actress who played the character of Hermione in the blockbuster film series, Harry Potter will be playing the main character as Belle. The other stars are Dan Stevens as the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston.
Meanwhile, the movie will still be using the original music under the direction of Alan Menken. He is the award-winning composer who earned two Academy awards from his work on the original animated film from 1991.
Belle, the Inventor
Beauty and the Beast is the very first animated movie to ever receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture in 1991. While the core of the story remains the same, one of the biggest changes will be the back story of the main character Belle. She did not have a defined profession in the original, but in the 2017 remake, she will be seen as an inventor — which led many to speculate that the movie is subtly infusing feminist ideas into the film.
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