Beauty and the Beast Movie

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An adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Who's Involved:

Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kevin Kline, David Hoberman, Todd LIeberman, Evan Spiliotopoulos, Don Hahn, Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher, Bill Condon, Stephen Chbosky, Joe Ahearne, Audra McDonald, Nathan Mack

Release Date:

Friday, March 17, 2017 (Nationwide)

some action violence, peril and frightening images

Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

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Who stars in Beauty and the Beast: Cast List

... Belle

"The Circle" , "Little Women"  

... Beast/Prince

"The Call of the Wild" , "Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga"  

... Gaston

"Crisis" , "Ma"  

... Mrs. Potts

"Cruella" , "Dolittle"  

... Maurice

"No Strings Attached" , "Queen to Play"  

... LeFou

"Moonfall" , "Artemis Fowl"  

... Garderobe

"Respect" , "The Best Thief in the World"  

... Lumiere

"The Birthday Cake" , "Pinocchio"  

... Cogsworth

"Cats" , "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"  

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" , "A Wrinkle in Time"  


Who's making Beauty and the Beast: Crew List

A look at the Beauty and the Beast behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Bill Condon last directed The Good Liar and Mr. Holmes. The film's writer Joe Ahearne last wrote Lonely Werewolf Girl and French Window.


Bill Condon


David Hoberman
Todd LIeberman

Production Company

Mandeville Films

Production: What we know about Beauty and the Beast?

Key Facts

  1. A live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.
  2. Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice.
  3. A live-action adaptation of Disney's version of the classic Beauty and the Beast. The original animated film opened in theaters in 1991, and went on to earn $425 million worldwide.

Filming Timeline

  1. October 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. October 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. August 2015: The film was in Production status.
  4. March 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

  6. January 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  7. Production is anticipated to begin later this year.

  8. September 2014: The film was in Development status.
  9. Stephen Chbosky will do a rewrite of the script by Evan Spiliotopoulos.

  10. June 2014: The film was in Development status.
  11. March 2013: The film was in Announced status.
  12. Disney is in talks with UK-based writer Joe Ahearne to pen the script.

Beauty and the Beast Release Date: When was the film released?

Beauty and the Beast was released in 2017 on Friday, March 17, 2017 (Nationwide release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Belko Experiment, Raw and All Nighter.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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