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Disney’s ongoing project to translate its treasured animated classics into live action will face its biggest test on March 17 with the release of Beauty and the Beast. The beloved Oscar winning 1992 film is widely considered one of the finest movies the studio has ever produced, leaving the upcoming adaptation facing some pretty fierce scrutiny from fans.
During last night’s Academy Awards, a brand new TV spot debuted and the nicest thing you can say about it is that it genuinely looks like the animated film come to life. Director Bill Condon has apparently gone to extraordinary lengths to capture the atmosphere of the original, the spot introducing friendly candlestick butler Lumiere (voiced by Ewan McGregor) and a good look at one of my favorite Disney villains, the famously egotistical loudmouth Gaston (Luke Evans).
- David James
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated 77,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
The studio released a new clip of Watson singing “Belle” on Feb. 20, and aired a “Be Our Guest” teaser during the Oscars on Feb. 26.
Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.
Universal’s “Fate of the Furious,” its eighth installment in the Furious franchise, generated 38,000 conversations last week »
- Dave McNary
While the Super Bowl is widely considered the biggest day of the year for advertisers, Oscar Sunday has also become a coveted date where new ads are showcased. During last night's Oscar telecast, Disney unveiled a brand new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast, which features new footage of Emma Watson's Belle, Dan Stevens' The Beast and the enchanted world that they both inhabit. With just a few weeks left until Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17, it isn't clear how much more footage will be revealed.
This new TV spot surfaced on YouTube shortly after it aired during the Oscar Sunday telecast, which showcases some of the winter landscape featured in this fairy tale adaptation. We also get footage of some of the Beast's enchanted servants such as Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), pondering if Belle could be the one to break The Beast's curse. »
During last night’s broadcast of the 89th Academy Awards, Disney decided to showcase another quick look at their hotly-anticipated upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. This new TV spot contains some new looks at beloved characters Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Cogsworth (Ian McKellen). Check it out here…
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s »
- Robert Kojder
Related: 'Love Actually' Cast to Reunite and Film a Mini Sequel for Charity
A short sequel to the film is in the works for charity, set to debut on March 24 for Red Nose Day. Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Martine McCutcheon, Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Lucia Moniz, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nighy, Marcus Brigstocke and Olivia Olson will all be a part of the upcoming project, with Neeson and Brodie-Sangster already photographed in character.
But for Thompson, revisiting her role would be "too sad."
"[Director] Richard [Curtis] wrote to me and said, 'Darling I can't write anything for you because of Alan' and I said, 'No, of course »
Beauty and the Beast featurette, Diary of a Wimpy Kid trailer, Kong clips and more make our weekly round-upBeauty and the Beast featurette, Diary of a Wimpy Kid trailer, Kong clips and more make our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick2/24/2017 5:08:00 Pm
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Greg Heffley (Jason Drucke) is the modern day Dennis the Menace; he knows what he wants, and he'll literally do anything to get it - and we mean anything!
Dying to go to a video game convention, Greg convinces his family to go on a road trip to visit their Nana, when in all reality he intends to steer them completely off course. The loving Heffley road trip quickly turns into the road to mishap, torture and shenanigans.
The fourth installment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise »
- Garrett McCormick
The two stars behind one of the most recognized scenes in the movie — when Lincoln tells Knightley through a series of cue cards that he loves her — are reprising their roles. And in the spirit of charity, the organization is auctioning off the opportunity for fans to witness their return. »
- Ale Russian
“Love Actually” director Richard Curtis announced in February that he reunited with the cast for a special short film, produced for the British charity Comic Relief. Although the project brought back almost the entire star-studded, Emma Thompson was not present.
Thompson explained, while doing press for “Beauty and the Beast” that it was “too soon” since the death of her counterpart in the film, Alan Rickman. For that reason, Curtis was unable to write her a part.
‘Love Actually’ Cast, Director Reunite for Charity Short Film
“Richard wrote to me and said, »
- Sarah Ahern
The world collectively squealed in delight when we found out that Andrew Lincoln, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, and more of the cast of Love Actually would be coming together for a short follow-up to their hit film. The "sequel" is being made to support Red Nose Day, put on by the British charity Comic Relief. Despite the good cause, there is one original cast member who won't be appearing in the short film: Emma Thompson. She opened up to the Press Association about a conversation she had with writer/director Richard Curtis, who agreed that it was too soon after Alan Rickman's death for her to appear: "Richard wrote to me and said, 'Darling, we can't write anything for you because of Alan,' and I said, 'No, of course, it would be sad, too sad' . . . It's too soon. It's absolutely right because »
- Maggie Pehanick
You will not see Emma Thompson in the upcoming Love Actually reunion, for a sad reason. Many of the other cast members had last week gotten together to film a mini-movie for Red Nose Day, a biennial U.K. telethon to raise money for the Comic Relief charity, which helps impoverished children and their families. In Richard Curtis' 2003 cult romantic comedy and ensemble film Love Actually, Thompson and Alan Rickman, played a husband and wife whose marriage is strained by his romantic feelings towards another woman. The actor died at age 69 in 2016 after a cancer battle. Love Actually is one of nine films he and Thompson had appeared in together. The »
Emma Thompson has finally spoken out about the “Love Actually” sequel and she isn’t fully on board. The 10-minute sequel to the 2003 romantic-comedy is currently being produced to raise money for Comic Relief. In the first film, Thompson appeared as the wife to Alan Rickman’s character. Related: Emma Thompson Says She Dropped 2 Dress Sizes In […] »
- Jordan Appugliesi
Speaking to the Press Association, Thompson said that writer/director Richard Curtis had written to her while planning the 10-minute reunion film, which will be broadcast in the UK on 24 March for Red Nose Day.
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- Catherine Shoard
Last night, the stars came out for the London launch of Disney’s live action version of Beauty and the Beast, the film which is set to hit cinemas on March 17th. We have some video from last night’s glittering event in the capital, including interviews with the likes of Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad and Luke Evans.
The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast 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.
The post Video: Beauty and the Beast London Launch Interviews appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Nearly 26 years after the release of the beloved Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast is returning to the big screen. This time around, however, the magic is live-action -- with a little help from CGI -- and while it’s a beloved story, some things about the ambitious remake might still surprise you!
Here’s a look at a few things you may not have known about the new take on the “tale as old as time.”
1. 19th-Century France Almost Looked a Lot Like La La Land
Emma Watson, who stars as Belle, turned down Emma Stone’s Oscar-nominated role in La La Land to focus on Beauty and the Beast. Coincidentally, Stone’s co-star, Ryan Gosling, was considered for the part of the Beast, before it went to Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens. There »
A few weeks ago it was reported that the pre-sales for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast were rivalling those of a superhero movie, and now comes word that the live-action adaptation is tracking a domestic opening weekend of between $100 and $120 million in North America.
Should it hit the top end of the range, it would overtake Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million for the third-biggest March opening weekend behind The Hunger Games ($152 million) and record holder Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which opened last year with $166 million.
Disney’s previous live-action take on its animated back catalogue, The Jungle Book, grossed $103 million in its opening weekend last April, and went on to earn $966.6 million worldwide.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions »
- Gary Collinson
Author: Jon Lyus
This evening the capital held the UK Premiere of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the studio’s latest live-action adaptation of one of their most beloved animations. The premiere event was held at Spencer House, St James’ Place in London before moving on to Leicester Square where the cast and crew met the bevy of fans.
The film stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Nathan Mack, Audra Mcdonald. They were all in attendance as was director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken.
Scott Davis and Colin Hart were on the red carpet this evening to get some time with the filmmakers and cast. We couldn’t let Josh Gad past without asking him about his recent interrogation on video of Daisy Ridley about the »
- Jon Lyus
The 26-year-old actress looked like a real-life princess as she posed alongside her handsome co-star during the premiere of Disney's live-action film at the Spencer House in London, England. Watson was dressed in an elegant light blue Emilia Wickstead gown, complete with a cape and long train. Letting the dress do all the talking, she kept her accessories simple and swept up her hair into a braided crown.
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As for Stevens, the Downton Abbey actor perfectly complimented his co-star in a dapper dark navy suit.
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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Watson »
When Beauty and the Beast started smashing trailer view records, it didn't take Disney long to realize that it had another gargantuan hit on its hands. And the first tracking records now indicate that the live-action adaptation of the classic 90s cartoon will bring booming business to the early 2017 box office. It stands to be one of the biggest hits of the year with ten months still left to go following its release.
The movie, which stars Emma Watson as Belle, is tracking for a massive $120 million opening according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be in theaters on March 17, with the tracking numbers coming courtesy of pre-release surveys. Disney insiders are being more cautious with that high number, and don't want to step on their own toes. They are downplaying the monster potential of this Beauty and her Beast, claiming it will open just north of $100 million.
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Emma Watson is further proving that she is perfect for the role of Belle in the live-action remake of the 1991 Disney animated film. From the costume, to her sweet voice, Watson is a spitting image of the animated Belle - minus the whole animated part - and the nostalgia is off the charts!
This live-action adaption from the 1991 Disney animated film follows the same story-line, has the same iconic music, and brings our favourite characters to life, but we bet there will »
- Garrett McCormick
Disney has released the first full clip from the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast. If this clip is anything close to what the full film will be, we are in for a treat.
Disney has been picking up major steam by bringing their classic animated films to life. They had a slow start with Maleficent, but sense then they have hit paydirt with Cinderella and The Jungle Book. Now we are getting the first ever animated picture to be nominated for an Oscar, Beauty and the Beast. Everything about it looks amazing, and it is tracking to have a huge opening.
Now we have been given our first full clip from the film. In the clip, we see Belle, Played by Emma Watson, giving us a little bit of the classic song entitled "Belle". The clip is pretty much the animated sequence brought to life shot by shot almost. »
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