Your first time watching Disney’s new live-action adaption of the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast” will be like Belle opening the door the west wing of Beast’s castle for the first time. So much mystery to explore. At tonight’s world premiere of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood a lucky few will be among the first to see the movie and find out how Disney has updated the story for today’s audiences.
The premiere will be a star-studded event with guests including Celine Dion, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Matt Damon, Javier Bardem, Ava DuVernay, Jean Smart, Brenton Thwaites, Aubrey Plaza, Paige O’Hara, Cameron Boyce, Sofia Carson and many others. They will be joining cast and filmmakers Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, director Bill Condon, screenwriters Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman and composer Alan Menken.
To celebrate Disney has released a new clip that will be very familiar to fans of the original movie. The invitation to dinner is a classic scene from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. In a new clip from the live-action remake, we can see how it will play out just a little differently:
There’s also a new featurette exploring Belle’s empowerment as a 21st century heroine.
About the film:
The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in Disney’s live-action adaptation “Beauty and the Beast,” the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who 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 hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.
The film stars: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film, “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.