With the huge opening weekend for Disney’ s live action Cinderella last weekend, it docent come as any surprise that Disney has announced the release date for there live action take on Beauty and the Beast which will be March 17, 2017.
Emma Watson is starring as Belle while Dan Stevens is taking up the role of Prince/Beast. Luck Evans will play the Gaston, and Emma Thompson is plain Mrs Poots with Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice. There will be some cgi used in the film, but it will be interesting to see how much as the lack of cgi in Cinderella mad the film fell more real while Maleficent used a lot and was not as well received. The movie will be shoot at Shepperton Studios in London.
Stephen Chbosky wrote the script while Bill Condon is Directing
The oringla animated film was released back in 1991 and was a huge hit for the studio earning 424 million world wide. Disney will be looking to recapture this success in 2017.
Disney is also developing a live action remake of The Jungle Book and Alice in Woderland 2.