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"Beauty And The Beast" Is Coming To Theaters In March 2017

And Emma Thompson will play the lovable teapot, Mrs. Potts!

Posted on March 16, 2015, at 2:32 p.m. ET

Disney's live-action adaptation of the beloved Beauty and the Beast will be released on March 17, 2017, the studio announced on Monday.

Emma Watson, who is playing Belle, announced her role in January. Two weeks ago, Watson also confirmed that Dan Stevens and Luke Evans would be playing opposite her as The Beast and Gaston, respectively.
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Emma Watson, who is playing Belle, announced her role in January. Two weeks ago, Watson also confirmed that Dan Stevens and Luke Evans would be playing opposite her as The Beast and Gaston, respectively.

Disney also announced two more stars joining Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans in the film: Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline will play Belle's father Maurice.

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Alan Menken, who worked on the 1991 animated adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, will score the film. Bill Condon will direct, Stephen Chbosky is writing the script, and David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman will produce. Filming begins in May in London.

Let the countdown begin!

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