How anyone could keep a straight face on the set of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is truly beyond us. Footage has emerged online of what Emma Watson had to act opposite in every scene she shared with former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens.
Judging from the online outrage last month over the inclusion of gay characters in "Beauty and the Beast" and "Power Rangers", you'd have thought that those two films would have fared terribly at the box office. However, both are still screening in cinemas today, more than a month later.
Blink and you’d have missed the ‘Beauty of the Beast’ Chip character cups, not to mention the Chip purses on sale in Primark. “Our Chip Mug has been super popular and is now sold out with the exception of Kingston, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Leeds and Derby who have had a delay on their deliveries,” read a message from the retailer. The popularity of the Disney live-action remake, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, meanwhile, continues apace.
Emma Watson might only have been paid a relatively minor salary of $3 million (£2.4 million) for playing Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, but the movie should make her a fortune. In a shrewd business move, the Harry Potter star is said to have taken a profit-sharing deal with Disney, meaning that if the movie is heading for ‘Maleficent’-sized grosses, she stands to make north of $15 million (£12 million), according to The Hollywood Reporter. ‘Maleficent’ hauled in $759 million (£607 million) worldwide in 2014, and so far ‘Beauty and the Beast’ has made a monstrous $462 million (£369 million) since its release on March 17.
‘Beauty And The Beast’ has already been declared another huge success for Disney, as it has smashed numerous box office records on its way to a worldwide haul of $410 million in less than a week. The publication reported, “There are currently no plans for a sequel and the studio – perhaps with ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ as a reminder – won’t try to force one. It’s understandable that Disney are apprehensive about a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ sequel, as 2016’s ‘Alice Through The Looking Glass’ grossed just $300 million in comparison to its predecessor’s haul of $1.025 billion back in 2010.
Graphic designer and poster artist Matt Ferguson has built a reputation of creating stunning alternative movie posters over the last few years so we’re delighted to be able two share two of his latest creations for Disney’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’, and they’re absolutely beautiful.
In what’s turned out to be a happy ending, the live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is being released in Malaysia with its so-called ‘gay moment’ intact. Disney had pulled the movie after discovering that the certification board was happy to release the film with a PG13 rating, but only if the scene was cut. Yesterday, Malaysian cinema chains Golden Screens and TGV Cinemas confirmed that the film would be on general release without any cuts.
Disney’s live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ opened this week to strong receptions both domestically in the US and here in the UK. Despite an array of mixed reviews for Disney’s latest starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, the fact it’s a remake of a beloved classic was reason enough for audiences to see it.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ actor Ewan McGregor has addressed the so-called controversy concerning a “gay moment” in the upcoming Disney film involving Josh Gad’s character Le Fou. The Scotsman addressed the furore in as plain a way as possible, telling US talk-show host Stephen Colbert: “It’s 2017, for f*** sake.” Quite.
The actor portrays the candelabra Lumière (a.k.a. Beast's maître d) in the live-action adaptation.
“Beauty and the Beast” is an American romantic musical in English. “Beauty and the Beast” is directed by Bill Condon, with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. It stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Josh Gad (LeFou), Ewan McGregor (Lumiere), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Stanley Tucci (Maestro Cadenza), Emma Thompson (Mrs Potts), Aura McDonald (Madam de Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), and Nathan Mack (Chip).
The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.
As of this morning, the anticipated opening for Disney’s live-action take of Beauty and the Beast is looking absolutely gorgeous with tracking easily indicating a three-day weekend of $100M when it twirls into theaters on March 17 with projections from various sources busting past $120M. Arguably, Disney began rebooting live action fairy tales in its canon with Alice in Wonderland which opened to $116.1M in March 2010 (and finaled at $334.1M). That Tim Burton directed…
A new controversial school lesson has been introduced which has caused a huge division amongst parents. The teachings dissect the 1991 animated classic and address the opinion that Belle is the victim of domestic abuse, say Metro. The plan, titled Racism/Sexism in Disney, was uploaded to the Times Educational Supplement website by an unknown professional and has so far been viewed over 11,000 times and downloaded 600.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ is swiftly becoming one of Disney’s most highly-anticipated live action remakes… and with 127.6 million views on the day of its release, the first official trailer has smashed through the record for Most Views in 24 hours. Quite a feat, considering it was up against ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. The magical new trailer, which was released earlier this week, gives us another glimpse at Emma Watson as Belle, with our first proper look at Dan Stevens’ motion capture take on the iconic Beast.
Disney have released the new poster for their upcoming remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ - and, in common with most of what we’ve seen from the film thus far, it looks very much in the same spirit as the original film.
Disney’s forthcoming live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is one of 2017’s most anticipated films, and one of the most likely to succeed. It’s far from a simple shot-for-shot remake though, the team behind it includes the Disney’s classic’s original, Oscar-winning songwriter Alan Menken, and he’s brought brand new songs. Three of these songs have been revealed by Entertainment Weekly, who also spoke to Menken about the tracks that will sit alongside classics such as 'Be My Guest’ and 'Gaston’.
Emma Watson will bring animated heroine Belle to life in 2017’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ – but she won’t be quite the same character we remember. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly (which also premiered these new images of the actress in the film), the erstwhile Hermione Granger actress explains that Belle has been embellished for this new take on Disney’s 1991 animated classic, from director Bill Condon (‘Gods and Monsters,’ ‘Dreamgirls’).
Here’s one to get the collectors salivating… Disney is to launch new ‘big sleeve’ DVD editions of some of its classic movies. – Seven magnificent 21st century westerns – Fantastic Beasts posters reveal Harry Potter link – Nicolas Cage hunts Bin Laden in Army of One trailer The releases will be ‘super-sized’, and issued in collectable, 12” vinyl-style packaging, which will come complete with bespoke artwork. Classic movies including ‘Aladdin’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Cinderella’ are being unveiled in the new format. ...
Expectations are already high for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic ‘Beauty and the Beast’ - and now, leading lady Emma Watson has been endorsed by surely the highest authority. Paige O'Hara, who voiced Belle in the 1991 Oscar-winning hit, has spoken highly of her successor in the role. Speaking to Yahoo! Movies in a Facebook Live chat, O'Hara had this to say of the 'Harry Potter’ actress: “She is perfect casting, perfect casting… I think she’s going to be absolutely brilliant.