Disney remake will open in cinemas in March 2017

The first trailer for the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast film has been released.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is expected to open in cinemas on March 17, 2017, following recent live-action adaptations like The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Maleficent. A teaser trailer was released in May.

This new trailer gives the first in-depth look at Emma Watson as Belle and Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens as the Beast. Watch below.

Beauty and the Beast US Official Trailer

Watch the brand new trailer for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson & Dan Stevens. See the film in theatres March 17, 2017!

As well as Watson and Stevens, the film also stars Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson. Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) will direct the film, the screenplay of which was written by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).

Director Condon recently spoke about working on the film, saying: “I was so excited to hear that Disney was thinking about doing a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. When something is so perfect, why get near it? And the answer is technology has caught up to the ideas that were introduced in that movie.”

Jamie T has also revealed that he was invited to audition for the role of the Beast in the film.