Tale as old as time… And here I go, misting up again. Because Beauty and the Beast is a classic, from the original tale to the animated Disney musical. And now Disney is upping its game, bringing Beauty and the Beast into live-action, as they’ve recently done with Maleficent, Jungle Book, and Cinderella. With the first teaser-trailer hitting the interwebs, it’s time to look at what they’ve got in store. And I have to admit, I got the misties once the music hit my earparts.
While there’s not too much given away here – you barely see Emma Watson as Belle until the very last shot – I got the tingles when I saw the dusty castle, and heard the low growl of Beast. And as Luke Evans said singing is his “first passion”, I can’t wait to check out his pipes as Gaston. And to be honest, I can’t wait to hear Watson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens duet as Belle and Beast. (Meanwhile, as Velvet Goldmine is one of my favorite not-so-guilty pleasures, I know Ewan McGregor will kill it as Lumiere…)
Check out this sneak-peek; Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.