The countdown is on: The new Beauty and the Beast movie starring Emma Watson is set to be released in March 2017. Can't wait until then? Luckily we have something amazing to help tide you over. Entertainment Weekly has just released exclusive new photos of Watson's portrayal of Belle, and we can't contain our excitement.
We finally get an up-close look at her iconic yellow gown, as well as her blue and white apron outfit, and it's safe to say that the costumes more than live up to expectations. The images also feature Dan Stevens (who you may know from Downton Abbey) as Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston.
“I can’t even think how many times I watched it as a child,” Watson told Entertainment Weekly. “I knew all the words by heart. I knew all the songs by heart.” If that sounds familiar, you better circle the March 17, 2017, premiere date on your calendar pronto.
Scroll down to see Entertainment Weekly's exclusive photos of Emma Watson as Belle in Beauty and the Beast!
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#EmmaWatson and Kevin Kline are a fairy tale family in this exclusive #BeautyAndTheBeast photo. ❤️✨ In #Disney's animated version of the film, Belle is a big fan of reading while her father, Maurice, is an inventor. For the new live-action remake, that's changing in a BIG way. Click the link in our bio for all the details. ????: Laurie Sparham/Disney
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