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Walt Disney Pictures has released a new clip from their live-action Beauty and the Beast. The one-minute long clip shows the opening musical number from director Bill Condon‘s adaptation, recreating the song “Belle” from the animated classic. Hit the jump to watch Emma Watson perform the Beauty and the Beast Belle song. Beauty and the Beast […]
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- Peter Sciretta
Now, while I'm not typically a fan of musicals, I must admit that Disney's live-action adaptation of their animated classic Beauty And The Beast has me pretty excited. Full disclosure here, I'm a big fan of the animated original. Furthermore, I also have this burning desire to see Hermione ... I mean Emma Watson step into the role of the bookish Belle. She's certainly got the... Read More »
- Steve Seigh
Last month, during the Golden Globe Awards, Disney aired a new TV spot for Beauty and the Beast, which showcased the first footage of Emma Watson singing part of the iconic song "Belle." Today we have a new clip that shows the actress singing the beginning of this song, as she strolls through this quaint little provincial town. This clip shows that, while the song has largely remained intact from the original animated classic, there are a few changes that were made.
The clip, which debuted at Disney Movie Trailers YouTube, shows Belle walking through town, buying a loaf of bread from the baker, although, unlike the original animated classic, she doesn't have a brief conversation with the baker. Instead, she greets a character named Monsieur Jean, who she tells she's going to return a book about two lovers, which Monsieur Jean says, "sounds boring." In the original animated film, »
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.
Disney released a new behind-the-scenes clip on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The live-action romance, starring Emma Watson, has produced a total of 987,000 new conversations on social media.
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.
Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 101,000 new conversations last week as director Rian Johnson offered details on Feb. 15 about the movie, explaining that the story will resume from the end of “Star Wars: »
- Dave McNary
Emma Watson has fun with fashion, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t take it seriously too. And she’s added it to her list of causes that she’s not just spotlighting with her celebrity, but practicing what she preaches as well.
From embracing the feminist message of the new Beauty and the Beast, hiding Maya Angelou books along N.Y.C.’s subway to spread positivity after the presidential election and crusading for women’s equality as the U.N.’s Women Goodwill Ambassador, the 26-year-old actress has made monumental change with everything she sets her mind to. »
- Kaitlyn Frey
A version of this article originally appeared on ew.com. Even after you let go of a character, sometimes the character doesn’t let go of you.
With the new live-action Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson picked up the role originated by Paige O’Hara in the 1991 animated movie, but she has also been on the other side of that situation — handing off the part of J.K. Rowling’s Hermione Granger to Noma Dumezweni for the London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
In her interview with Entertainment Weekly for this week’s cover story, Watson spoke in »
- Anthony Breznican
The world is currently gearing up for the highly anticipated release of Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, and on Monday, the movie's press tour officially kicked off. The film's stars, including Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast), and Josh Gad (Le Fou), attended a photo call in Paris. In addition to Emma looking unfairly gorgeous, Dan showed off his piercing blue eyes and Luke, well, looked like a dream. The film doesn't hit theaters until March 17, so we have a few more weeks of these moments to look forward to. Related:Ariana Grande and John Legend's "Beauty and the Beast" Duet Is the Stuff of Legends6 Things You Need to Know About Beauty and the Beast's Dan StevensRemain Calm: There Are New Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Pictures »
- Caitlin Hacker
From Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsFrom Alice in Wonderland to Beauty and the Beast, here's your guide to Disney's live-action adaptationsAdriana Floridia2/20/2017 10:50:00 Am
It's another year, and so we have been blessed yet again with a new live-action adaptation of a classic Disney film.
The highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast hits theatres this March with a dream cast including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson and Josh Gad. We could not be more excited to re-live the magic of one of our favourite stories. We're also using this as an excuse to look back at previous Disney live-action remakes and look forward to what's to come.
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- Adriana Floridia
Exciting news comes late this evening in the form of some key casting news for Disney's upcoming live-action version of The Lion King, which will see James Earl Jones return to voice the iconic Mufasa.
Disney's new Beauty and the Beast is hitting theaters in just a few weeks, but they're already hard at work on their next animated to live-action film, The Lion King. Late this evening, director Jon Favreau revealed two amazing casting choices for his upcoming adaptation.
I mean, we normally don't work this late on a Friday evening but there was no way I could pass on getting this posted. Not to mention I'm up with our new infant anyway...Regardless, this is some damn fine and exciting casting. Donald Glover (who's set to play a young version of Lando in the currently filming Han Solo movie) has been cast to voice Simba, the primary character in the film. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Donald Glover is ready to sing “Hakuna Matata.”
The “Atlanta” star is in talk to play Simba in Disney’s live-action “The Lion King” remake directed by Jon Favreau, Variety has confirmed. Favreau also announced that James Earl Jones, who voiced Simba’s father of Mustafa in the original, will return to reprise roll.
Favreau tweeted a photo of Glover with the message “I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba”
I just can’t wait to be king. #Simba pic.twitter.com/wUYKixMBJI
“Lion King” was originally released in 1994 and is one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time, ultimately hauling $968.5 million at the global box office.
The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows »
- Justin Kroll
Beauty and the Beast is one of those classic tales that transcends time. The story’s existed for centuries, and for as long as film has existed, there’s been adaptations that bring those beloved characters to life. Perhaps the most well known version of this story comes in the form of the Disney animated film of the same name. The movie was a gorgeous display of storytelling, and a heartwarming tale of the triumph of love in the face of unconventional beauty. It was a “tale as old as time,” as they say. But while it may have been a beautiful little fairy tale, there’s no denying that the story is, on some level, pretty creepy.
We have this smart, capable woman who trades herself to this Beast for the release of her father. Over the course of what feels like a short period of time, she grows »
- Joseph Medina
“Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of one of Disney’s most famous animated features. However, the central narrative of the film, opening March 17, has reignited a debate over whether Belle is trapped in an abusive relationship with Beast.
Early in the film, Beast imprisons Belle’s father and then captures her. The heroine fights back and tries to escape. Once the monster apologizes and shows some level of kindness, Belle begins to change her mind about the monster, eventually falling in love with him.
Some critics have raised the question of whether Belle running back to her captor may be a case of Stockholm Syndrome, a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological bond with their captors, developing feelings of trust or affection. However, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Emma Watson has reassured fans of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast—and its live-action remake, in which she stars—that the feisty Belle’s eventual love for the Beast is genuine, and not the result of Stockholm Syndrome. The idea that Belle and Beast’s romance is less about adorable snowball fights and heroic wolf battles and more about him keeping her locked up in his giant house until her desire to placate her captor warps into a deranged form of affection is a popular one with fans, who have frequently pointed out that kidnapper/kidnapee isn’t the most awesome look, happily ever after-wise.
But it’s not the case, according to Watson, who assured fans that Belle refuses to be anyone’s meek prisoner. Noting that she “grappled” with Belle and Beast’s relationship initially, Watson questioned the idea that her heroine alters her thinking in the »
- William Hughes
While Beauty and the Beast is shaping up to be one of the first box office blockbusters of 2017, with Disney even setting up immersive opening night events in hundreds of theaters across the country, some may question the need to remake a movie as beloved and timeless as the original 1991 animated classic. Disney has released a new preview, where even director Bill Condon admits that the original movie is perfect, although he does make a pretty good case of why this "tale as old as time" should be told again for a new generation. We also hear from stars Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, who recount their personal history with the original film.
This preview, which debuted on the Disney YouTube, features director Bill Condon revealing that he wanted to remake Beauty and the Beast to tell this story in a "live-action, fully photo-real version," and to re-distinguish Belle as a 21st Century heroine. »
There's a lot going on in the world right now and it's nearly impossible to keep up with it all. So in case you missed it, we've rounded up this week's most interesting and entertaining industry news. If nothing else, you can use one of these stories as an ice breaker at whatever fancy dinner party is on your schedule this weekend. Nicole Kidman was once engaged to Lenny Kravitz.Apparently, the singer wrote the song “Lady” about the Australian actor, who is currently starring with his daughter, Zoë Kravitz in HBO's “Big Little Lies.” (Net-a-Porter) Disney’s “Mulan” remake will have a female director. Not only has the studio said the live-action remake will have a Chinese cast, but they've also hired Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) to direct. (The Hollywood Reporter) L.A. says no way on pay-to-play.The dubious pay-to-play industry was dealt a serious blow when Los »
While taking on the role of Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” seems like a dream role, Emma Watson admits that she had some reservations about portraying the character in Disney’s live-action musical. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the “Harry Potter” star says she wrestled with the thought that Belle is a victim. “It’s […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
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Entertainment Weekly has peeled back the velvet curtain on Beauty and the Beast to unveil five all-new images for Disney’s fairytale epic, while there’s also a brief interview with Emma Watson reflecting on her time spent in “Belle boot camp.”
From the cavernous halls of Beast’s castle to an action shot of Watson’s Belle riding through the enchanted forest, this latest batch of pictures for Bill Condon’s remake is truly something to behold, and previous trailers have showcased just how seamless Belle and the Beast’s (Dan Stevens) interactions can be. It’s a credit to Disney’s VFX team, essentially, but as Emma Watson reveals to EW, the actors had to go endure preparations of their own before the cameras started rolling.
“I kind of went into this boot camp for three months before we started shooting, which was singing four times a week, »
- Michael Briers
With just a month to go until its highly-anticipated release, Entertainment Weekly has debuted five new images from Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation Beauty and the Beast featuring Belle (Emma Watson), Beast (Dan Stevens), and Gaston (Luke Evans); check them 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 enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous »
- Amie Cranswick
A former member of the Harry Potter family is getting ready to shun her clothes and pose nude in the pages of Playboy. But it's not Emma Watson promoting Beauty and the Beast. It's Scarlett Byrne, who played Slytherin Pansy Parkinson in three of the Harry Potter movies, including 2009's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2010's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and 2011's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. She will be getting naked in the name of feminism. And she has this to say about her latest endeavor.
"I'm very proud to be a part of the March/April issue of Playboy. I penned a short essay along with my pictorial titled, "The Feminist Mystique". A big thank you to @Playboy, the creative team, and @cooperbhefner for such a unique opportunity. #NakedIsNormal"
You may be thinking, 'Wait...Didn't Playboy stop publishing naked photos »
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the Harry Potter star says she wrestled with the thought that Belle is a victim.
"It's something I really grappled with at the beginning: the Stockholm-syndrome question," she explains. "That's where a prisoner will take on the characteristics of and fall in love with the captor."
Upon further research into the fairy tale, Watson liked that Belle always pushes back with Beast. "She has none of the characteristics of someone with Stockholm syndrome because she keeps her independence; she keeps that freedom of thought," she explains. "I also think there is a very intentional switch where, in my mind »
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