Emma Watson gets into character as Belle in new 'Beauty and the Beast' sneak peek!
There's a new sneak peek of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast!
A clip released on Thursday shows Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) getting into character during a private table read with over a dozen cast members.
"What are you reading?" Watson asks in a sweet voice. "Nothing," Stevens replies in what will now be Beast's new signature growl.
The video also reveals images of the enchanted castle, the majestic red rose and the great ballroom. Director Bill Condon also makes a quick appearance to explain why Disney decided to revisit the story.
"When something is so perfect, why get near it?" he asks, referencing Disney's 1991 classic animated film. "The answer is technology has caught up to the ideas introduced in that movie."
The film, which is scheduled to be released on March 17, 2017, also stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Ewan McGregor as Lumiere.
ET recently spoke to McGregor about how one goes about taking on the role of a talking candelabra. "I don't know if I'm meant to say, we are animated mainly. Then there's a sort of live action, a bit towards the end," he dished. "I get to sing a great song, 'Be Our Guest,' the great number that Lumiere sings in the film."
The actor added that he was thrilled to work with such a talented cast. "It was great. We had Sir Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci -- some great, great actors," he bragged. "It was fun to be part of that."
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