Empire has debuted a brand new image from Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast film featuring Emma Watson’s Belle and Luke Evans’s Gaston. A live-action retelling of the studio’s animated classic, Beauty & the Beast centers on Belle, a “bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) 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 and soul of the true Prince within”.
Kevlin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson also star. Beauty and the Beast opens in theatres March 17, 2017. Image courtesy of Empire Online.