Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake opens in four months, and we've at last been given a look at one of its title stars. Earlier this year a brief teaser (opens in new tab) and snaps showed us Emma Watson's Belle - but what is the beauty without her beast?
Wonder no more! Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab) has revealed the first official image of Watson dancing the night away with Dan Stevens' Beast:
Be our guest for an exclusive first look at @Disney’s magical and romantic live-action #BeautyAndTheBeast! https://t.co/jniafxmEpV 🌹 pic.twitter.com/xaIGIdc8EANovember 2, 2016
Harking back to the animated film's legendary ballroom scene, it's a great reminder of all that we love about the story. You're not alone if the mere sight of these two makes you a little misty-eyed.
Update: Entertainment Weekly has shared another eight images from the upcoming film. Check out Gaston!
Belle's flowing gown is glorious. Stevens get-up as the beast is also pretty dang impressive. Is it entirely CGI or partially mo-capped with Stevens? Looks like a mix of the two. We already saw the actor as the Prince - prior to his beastly transformation - in a series of set photos (opens in new tab). How he will metamorphose is another matter entirely. Hopefully it's a surprise that will be kept under wraps until the movie opens, and not revealed in the trailer expected to arrive in the next couple of weeks.
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.