Watch Emma Watson in trailer for Disney’s new live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake

Film expected for release in March 2017

The first trailer has been released for the upcoming Disney live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle.

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.

Alongside Watson, the film will also star 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).

The original cartoon was released in 1991. Watch this new trailer below.