Beauty and the Beast finds Emma Watson taking time off from fannying around at the United Nations to become Belle in a new live-action Disney retelling of a tale I never saw in any other form previously, and I am unlikely to indulge in this latest version of girlie nonsense, also.
If you’ve been under a rock since the beginning of time, then it’s an adaptation of the classic fairy-tale about monstrous Prince Adam (aka the Beast, and not the X-Men kind), portrayed by Dan Stevens (The Guest), and young Belle, who fall in love. Awww…..
Directed by Bill Condon (Mr Holmes, The Fifth Estate), the film also stars Luke Evans, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci and Josh Gad, and I will give it a wide berth.
Beauty and the Beast is released in the UK on March 17th, 2017.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size version: