March 25, 2015  Beauty and the Beast, Movies, News

With Disney confirming the cast for its live-action film “Beauty and The Beast“, comes a report from Variety of the official release date of March 17, 2017.

Disney has set a March 17, 2017, release date for its live-action “Beauty and the Beast.”

The Cast:

Emma Watson – Belle
Dan Stevens – The Beast
Luke Evans – Gaston
Josh Gad – LeFou
Emma Thompson – Mrs. Potts
Kevin Kline – Belle’s father, Maurice.

Director: Bill Condon

Producers: David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films

Script Writers: Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the script and it was rewritten by Stephen Chbosky.

Musical Score – Songs:

Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for the 1991 animated version of “Beauty and the Beast,” will score the new film, which will include new recordings of the original songs in addition to new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice.

Beauty and the Beast” is the first film set for the date. Lionsgate will open “The Allegiant Series, Part 2″ a week later.

 Production will begin in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

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