Disney has released a snippet revealing Emma Watson singing “Something There” as Belle in the upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. At first listen, Watson sounds absolutely fantastic and it seems returning composer Alan Menken has the potential to outdo his Academy Award-winning score. The new adaptation will also feature three new original songs which Menken previously revealed the tracks titled as: “Days in the Sun”, “For Evermore”, and “Our Song Lives On”.
The remake brings to life all of the characters from the original plus a new character: a harpsichord named Cadenza created just for the film, voiced by Stanley Tucci.
Beauty and the Beast hits theaters March 17, 2017.
The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, with a script penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Stephen Chbosky, directed by Bill Condor.
In this live-action re-imagining of the fairy tale, a young woman (Emma Watson) takes her father’s place as prisoner in a beast’s castle, only to fall in love with her beastly captor (Dan Stevens), who turns out to be a prince.