Disney has delighted fans by releasing the first teaser trailer for the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The highly anticipated movie will not be released in cinemas until March 2017, with a star-studded cast that includes Emma Watson in the lead role as Belle.
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The 90-second clip directed by Bill Condon sets the scene for the movie, taking viewers inside Beast's candlelit castle before the door begins to open and Belle calls out: "Hello?" It offers only a glimpse at the leading lady as she reaches out to the Enchanted Rose before the words "Be Our Guest 3.17.17" appear on screen.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in March 2017
Harry Potter star Emma announced in January 2015 that she was set to take on the iconic role of Belle, telling fans that her "six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting". Other famous faces set to appear in the film include Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens as Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Luke Evans as Gaston and Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts.
The original Beauty and the Beast grossed more than £258million ($375million) at the global box office when it was released in 1991 – success Disney will hope to repeat with their new live action remake.
The film stars a number of famous faces, including Emma Watson and Dan Stevens
The reboot is one of many Disney classics to get a modern day update, with The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Maleficent all given the live action treatment in recent years. In April Disney announced a number of other new exciting film projects, confirming that Emily Blunt will be playing Mary Poppins in an upcoming remake, while Emma Stone will take the role of Cruella De Vil in 101 Dalmations spin-off Cruella and Reese Witherspoon will play the lead character in Tinker Bell, a remake of Disney's Peter Pan.