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:

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

Release Date:

Friday, March 17, 2017 (Nationwide)

Rating: PG

Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 m

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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Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew: Who's making Beauty and the Beast

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

On or about October 10, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

On or about October 15, 2015, the film was in Post-Production status.

On or about August 19, 2015, the film was in Production status.

On or about March 16, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

On or about January 27, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

Production is anticipated to begin later this year.

On or about September 30, 2014, the film was in Development status.

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

On or about June 7, 2014, the film was in Development status.

On or about March 14, 2013, the film was in Announced status.

Disney is in talks with UK-based writer Joe Ahearne to pen the script.

Beauty and the Beast Release Date: When was it 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, All Nighter and T2: Trainspotting.

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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