Emma Watson shares new ‘Beauty and the Beast’ poster

Emma Watson at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2. File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) — “Beauty and the Beast” star Emma Watson shared a new poster for the movie Thursday.

The teaser sees the 26-year-old English actress and Dan Stevens take to the ballroom as Belle and the Beast in the forthcoming live-action Disney film.

“So happy to show all of you the new teaser poster for Beauty and the Beast! I hope you like it. Love Emma x @beourguest @thatdanstevens,” she captioned the image.

“Beauty and the Beast” is based on the Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont fairy tale, which Disney previously adapted as a 1991 animated movie. Watson and Stevens debuted as Belle and the Beast on the Nov. 11 cover of Entertainment Weekly.

“I can’t even think how many times I watched [the original] as a child,” the actress told the magazine. “I knew all the words by heart. I knew all the songs by heart.”

Disney had announced the live-action remake starring Watson in January 2015. The film will co-star Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen and Josh Gad, with “Chicago” helmer Bill Condon as director.

“In the animated movie, it’s her father who is the inventor, and we actually co-opted that for Belle,” Watson revealed to EW. “We created a backstory for her … [and] made Belle an inventor.”

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“Beauty and the Beast” opens in theaters March 17, 2017. Watson will also star in James Ponsoldt’s adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel “The Circle” with Tom Hanks and Karen Gillan.


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