Beauty and the Beast trailer debuts with Emma Watson, Dan Stevens
It’s time to take another step inside Beauty and the Beast’s enchanted castle.
Disney released the first official trailer for the live-action film on Monday morning, on the heels of a new poster that came last week and another teaser that debuted earlier this year.
The new footage shows even more of Emma Watson as Belle — who, it was revealed in EW’s recent cover story, is now the inventor in her family and won’t wear a corset under that iconic yellow gown — including when she enters the castle to find her father and first encounters the Beast (played by Dan Stevens).
Directed by Bill Condon, the film also features Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice; Ewan McGregor as Lumière; Ian McKellen as Cogsworth; Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts; Luke Evans as Gaston; Josh Gad as Le Fou; and many more.
Legendary Disney composer Alan Menken, who has penned songs for Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid, has written three new ballads for the live-action retelling, and told EW that the new film will feature unused lyrics from the original 1991 version that were penned by the late Howard Ashman.
Beauty and the Beast’s tale as old as time arrives in theaters on March 17.