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Beauty and the Beast [in Digital 3D] | The heart of a true prince

Published:Wednesday | March 15, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Emma Watson stars in’Beauty and the Beast’.

Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast's hideous exterior, allowing her to recognise the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

Beauty and the Beast is a musical romantic dark fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films, the film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's fairy tale.

The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as the titular character with Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Academy Award winner Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci, renowned soprano, Grammy Award winner and multiple Tony Award winner, Audra McDonald, (Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Porgy and Bess, A Raisin in the Sun). Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen and Academy Award winner Emma Thompson.