Disney’s new production of Beauty and the Beast will be released on March 17. This movie is part of Disney’s new trend, live action remakes. According to KU News, the company has 24 remakes in the works and has already created a number of live action movies. This includes The Jungle Book, Maleficent, and Cinderella, which were all created in the last three years.
Though some people are very attached to these movies in their original cartoon form, Disney’s new remakes are quite successful. In its opening weekend alone, The Jungle Book made over $240 million worldwide, breaking records. All of this success is only adding to the hype surrounding Beauty and The Beast.
Emma Watson, best known for her acting in the Harry Potter series and her gender equality work, is playing Bell. She will be accompanied by Dan Stevens who will be playing the beast. With such an impressive cast that also includes Emma Thompson, playing Mrs. Potts, Disney fans are both excited and nervous to see if Disney can pull off yet another live action remake successfully. So be sure to check out Beauty and the Beast next month to see if it lives up to the original.