CINEMA: THIS WEEK – “Beauty and the Beast”
Star Cast: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Angela Lansbury
Directors: Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise
Release Date: 17/03/2017
Disney’s animated classic gets a sumptuous live-action reboot with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the lead roles.
Belle (Emma Watson) is a bookish young woman and keen inventor who goes in search of her father Maurice (Kevin Kline) when he disappears after visiting a mysterious castle.
When she gets there, she is shocked to learn that he is the prisoner of the monstrous Beast (Dan Stevens) and volunteers to take his place.
Initially terrified of her captive, she soon learns about how he was transformed from a handsome prince into his current state by a magical curse, and a tender love story soon develops.
Twilight director Bill Condon promises to bring a lavish sense of magic to this all-star remake of the celebrated 1991 animation.
Anchored by Watson and Stevens, the movie also features Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Josh Gad as LeFou.