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Disney's Beauty and the Beast gets a beautiful first poster

Back in May we got a fleeting first look at Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast in a short teaser (opens in new tab). The most memorable aspect of that trailer was the instantly familiar music, and the first poster for the film has similarly elected for imagery that's immediately recognisable to fans of the 1991 animated film.

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The poster manages to be both simple and beautiful, which is not always the easiest combination to pull off. Of course, Beauty and the Beast has the benefit of being an adaptation of a classic, which means the imagery of a rose in a glass container is all that's needed here. While poster drops are usually one of the telltale signs that a new trailer is soon to be gracing the web, I'm not sure that's the case here. Would love to be proven wrong though!

Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, and Stanley Tucci, Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17, 2017. 

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Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.