Beauty And The Beast: The Movie Is Happening

Disney has confirmed a live-action remake.

Following the fantastic success of Maleficent, which made £101million at the box office in its first weekend, Disney has given the green light on a slew of live action remakes. The latest to be confirmed is Beauty and the Beast.

It’s been over twenty years since the tale as old as time first hit theatres. It was the first animated film to receive a Best Picture nomination at the Academy Awards and has since seen success as a Broadway musical.

Along with Cinderella, which will be directed by Kenneth Brannagh and star Lily James, and The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau and featuring Idris Elba as tiger villain Shere Khan, Beauty and the Beast has been slated to be the next live-action (and probably 3D) remake, directed by Dreamgirls and Twilight’s Bill Condon.

We don’t yet know who will star as Belle or the Beast in the new movie version. Care to venture a guess? Let us know in the comment box below…

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