Breaking (and Magical) Beauty and the Beast News Will Make Your Monday

From Oh My Disney!

THIS IS NOT A DRILL: The new live-action Beauty and the Beast has a release date: March 17, 2017! The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens (and the help of transformative CG magic). Emma Watson has been previously announced as Belle, and now we can finally confirm that and Dan Stevens will plat the Beast/Prince, Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston, and Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts!

Belle Emma Watson Dan-Stephens-as-Beast

Luke-Evans-as-Gaston Emma-Thompson-as-Mrs-Potts

The latest casting news? Kevin Kline will play Belle’s father, Maurice.
Kevin Kline Maurice

As if the casting and release date didn’t make us happy enough, eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken (who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic) will score the film!!
We literally screamed with joy upon learning this. IT’S SO PERFECT. The film will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky.

You may now resume your regularly scheduled Monday. JUST KIDDING LET’S FREAK OUT ABOUT THIS NEWS, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS???

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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