News: Release Date For Live Action Beauty and the Beast

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After Cinderella cranked out huge box office numbers this last weekend, Disney announces the release date for another live action retelling.

A new version of Beauty and the Beast will hit theaters on March 17, 2017. The film will star Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, and the always awesome Kevin Kline. There was never any doubt that Cinderella would be a sure fire hit. With the kind of numbers it saw over the weekend, it's hard to doubt that Disney will continue knocking out live action versions of all their classic stories.

Bill Condon is directing from a script written by Stephen Chbosky. Production will begin in May at Shepperton Studios in London.