The Walt Disney Company has released a new trailer for its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. Starring Emma Watson as Belle, the film is scheduled to open in cinemas nationwide March 17.
The new trailer debuted February 26 during the live broadcast of the 89th Annual Academy Awards. A number of theatre artists—actors and creatives alike—were among this year’s nominees, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who were represented for their work on the musical films Moana and La La Land, respectively. Pasek and Paul took home the Oscar for Best Original Song for “City of Stars.”
The film also features Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as Le Fou; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, the wardrobe; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.