Like those foolish townsfolk in “Belle” who are in the dark about the cool happenings of rural France, we too have been wandering in a sort of darkness. Why? Because we haven’t had a good look at Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast in the upcoming live-action reimagining of Beauty and the Beast (opening in theaters March 17, 2017—not that we have a desk calendar counting down to this date or anything). Today though, the sun is shining. Thanks to this new Entertainment Weekly cover, we now know how those iconic characters have been updated, and we are not disappointed.
Emma Watson emanates radiance in a beautiful take on Belle’s iconic ballgown and Dan Stevens has been truly transformed into Beast. We can’t wait to see more of what’s in store for the film!