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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, March 17, 2017 Nationwide

some action violence, peril and frightening images
Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 m
Language: English

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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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, This is the End  

... Beast/Prince

Abigail, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire  

... Gaston

5lbs Of Pressure, Midway  

... Mrs. Potts

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Burnt  

... Maurice

The Last of Robin Hood, The Pink Panther  

... LeFou

Frozen 2, Strays  

... Garderobe

Origin, Respect  

... Lumiere

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace , Mother Couch  

... Cogsworth

Flushed Away, X-Men  

Lift, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  


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. 2016 - October: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2015 - October: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2015 - August: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2015 - March: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

  5. 2015 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Production is anticipated to begin later this year.

  6. 2014 - September: The film was set to Development  status.

    Stephen Chbosky will do a rewrite of the script by Evan Spiliotopoulos.

  7. 2014 - June: The film was set to Development  status.
  8. 2013 - March: The film was set to Announced  status.

    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 a Nationwide release in 2017 on Friday, March 17, 2017. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including All Nighter, Song to Song and Raw.

Beauty and the Beast DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Beauty and the Beast was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 .

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