Disney fans, rejoice! If you happened to miss the new Beauty and the Beast trailer during the Golden Globes, it is now available on YouTube. Just be warned it will only make you even more excited for the film's premiere in March!
As always, Emma Watson stuns, this time in her take as the book-loving Belle. Between her songbird voice, the cinematography and overall magic of the trailer, there is little doubt that the live-action Beauty and the Beast will thrill viewers of all ages when it arrives in theaters on March 17.
In the 30-second video, Watson sings "Reprise" (the slower, more moving version of the lead song, "Belle") while viewers get a glimpse at the characters who inhabit the palace — including the brooding, mysterious beast himself, played by British actor Dan Stevens. As winter gives way to spring in the trailer, the beast's heart also seems to thaw. You may have already known that would happen. But as classic as the story is, it seems to be fresh all over again with Watson at the center.
Incredibly, Watson once said the idea of singing in Beauty and the Beast was "terrifying."
"I sing, so that’s really unexpected,” she said in a 2015 interview with The Telegraph. "I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that. It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”
It's clear Watson didn't have anything to worry about, based on the new trailer.
The release of the trailer was yet another happy surprise for eager fans. Earlier in the day, another official poster was released, featuring many of the characters in their human forms.
In addition to Watson and Stevens, the film also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, and more. With such a star-studded cast and high expectations from fans of the classic story, Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon said there was quite a bit of weight on his shoulders.
"When the property is this well known, there’s an extra responsibility in trying to get it right," he told The Telegraph. "As long as you come at it with a certain affection, you just have to hope that your decisions make sense to everyone else."
When the trailer is this good, it's pretty clear Condon was successful in his end-goal. March can't come soon enough.