Beauty and the Beast coming soon!
A Walt Disney Pictures production, the film is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name. The running time of this what promises to be a spectacular movie is a shade over two hours, so we have a lot to look forward to!
When Emma Watson announced that she would be starring as Belle, the female lead, cinema-goers across the world were thrilled. As far back as March 2015, Luke Evans and Dan Stevens were revealed to be in talks to play Gaston and the Beast. Emma Watson confirmed their casting the following day through tweets.
Josh Gad will play Le Fou, Gaston’s sidekick. Everyone’s favourite, Emma Thompson joined the cast to play Mrs Potts. Stanley Tucci will be playing Cadenza, a harpsichord, an original character created for the film.
The plot is, of course, well known but to remind you – in exchange for the freedom of her father, Belle is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s exterior to recognize the true heart and soul of the human prince within.
Meanwhile, a hunter named Gaston is on the loose to take Belle for himself and later intends to hunt down the beast at any cost.
The film will be released next month and is already causing a stir.
One Year 6 pupil said, “I’m really excited for Beauty and the Beast to come out because my favourite actress is Emma Watson.”
Another commented, “With such a terrific cast, I just know it’s going to be a hugely successful movie. I can’t wait to see it!”
Here’s the official trailer:
Lily, Year 6
Heighington Millfield Primary Academy