Live-Action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Adds Emma Thompson + Kevin Kline, Gets Release Date

Exactly two years and one day from now Disney’s live-action movie Beauty and the Beast will be released in theatres — AKA March 17, 2017.

Way better than that lengthy wait though?

Emma Thompson will star as talking vessel Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline is joining the cast as Belle’s father. Belle will of course be played by actress Emma Watson.

Beauty and the Beast Release Date

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The news was announced today by Disney, who revealed the information in a press release.

They also revealed, “the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic.” Whatever that means.

Rounding out the cast (for now) are Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (LeFou).

Unfortunately (or fortunately) you will have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day 2017 to be their guest.

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