Disney has been teasing fans for what seems like years about their grand Beauty and the Beast live adaption. Starring Emma Watson as the courageous and compassionate Belle, the reboot on the Disney classic has been in the words for awhile but will finally hit theaters this March.
As the debut date draws closer, Disney has shared their newest poster for the film. AMC Theaters tweeted out the image of the new promo material last night (Jan. 8) during the 74th Annual Golden Globes. “If you’re watching the commercials of the
#GoldenGlobes, here’s the new Beauty and the Beast poster!,” wrote AMC on Twitter — talk about perfect timing!
In the new poster, we not only see Belle (Watson) holding her signature rose, but we also see the Beast (played by Dan Stevens) up close and personal. We also get to see a majority of the cast in their human form, or before the curse of the castle was set, including Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Gugu Mbathta-Raw as Plumette, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and more. The star-studded cast seems to be very theatrical on the poster even though they must spend a majority of their screen time in the film as talking cutlery. The poster also offers a close glimpse at the movie’s real villain, the dark-haired Gaston, played by Luke Evans, and his bumbling sidekick Le Fou, played by Josh Gad.
Along with the new poster, Disney shared a new TV trailer for the adaption during the Golden Globes. The 30-second spot shows Belle entering the castle and seeing the Beast’s face for the first time, uttering that classic “come into the light” line. We also get a chance to hear Em Watson’s singing chops. Belle is seen on a beautiful hilltop singing “Something More” as the soundtrack to the sneak peek.
Directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Dream Girls), Beauty and the Beast will hit theaters on March 17, 2017. For now, check out the new movie poster below.