BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (PG)

WHO’S IN IT?

Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Dan Stevens (The Guest), Luke Evans (High-Rise), Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda), Josh Gad (The Wedding Ringer), Ewan McGregor (Moulin Rouge!), Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Audra McDonald (Ricki and the Flash), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Nathan Mack (film debut), Adrian Schiller (The Danish Girl), Hattie Morahan (The Bank Job)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Bill Condon (Dreamgirls), director; Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Evan Spiliotopoulos (The Huntsman: Winter’s War), writers; David Hoberman (The Muppets) and Todd Lieberman (The Fighter), producers; Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid), composer; Tobias A. Schliessler (Friday Night Lights), cinematographer; Virginia Katz (Kinsey), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

A young prince (Stevens) is transformed into a hideous beast by a witch, with the rest of the castle’s inhabitants turned into household items, when she falls victim to his utter selfishness. His only hope if he is to ever turn back into a human is to fall in love, and be loved in return – which is where a young woman named Belle (Watson) comes in…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

One of the most beloved Disney animated films of all time gets a live-action polishing to enchant audiences once again, with a stellar A-list cast becoming the characters we know and love, but never losing its original charm and beauty that made the original such a treasure.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 17TH MARCH 2017

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