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Disney’s upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast is still weeks away, but that doesn’t mean the film’s creators are making fans sit around with nothing to watch.
After breaking records with the first trailer, debuting the remake of the theme song featuring Ariana Grande and John Legend, revealing the official cast photos, and most recently, giving viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how the film was made, Disney is now giving fans a longer look at Emma Watson’s singing debut as bookworm Belle.
We first heard a small snippet of Watson’s impressive vocals on January 2, when Disney released a short, 30-second clip of the former Harry Potter star performing the song “Something There.”
Now Disney has released a longer clip from the film, this time featuring Watson performing the famous opening number “Little Town.”
The new clip shows that director Bill Condon is staying true to his word that the remake will maintain the story and music from the 1991 Oscar-winning film. While a few details have been changed, such as Belle returning a copy of “Romeo and Juliet” instead of “Jack and the Beanstock,” her blue dress and desire to live a life outside of this ‘provincial town’ is still very much there. Also, the townspeople are just as judgmental as we remember them being 26 years ago.
In addition to Watson, Grande and Legend, the upcoming Beauty and the Beast will have no shortage of amazing musical moments. Canadian superstar Celine Dion will still be returning to the Beauty and the Beast franchise, reuniting with Alan Menken as well as Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice for the new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever.”
In addition to Dion’s new track, the upcoming remake will include a performance of another original song from Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, who plays the Beast opposite Watson’s Belle.
Watson and Stevens will be joined on screen by an all-star cast, including Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame De Garderobe, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice and Stanley Tucci as a new character named Cadenza.
Beauty and the Beast hits theatres March 17.