A fantasy- musical film directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast is a live-action adaptation of the fairytale. Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast star in the movie playing characters that fall in love. The cast has been decided so that their personalities exactly match the ones described in the fairy tale. The main gist of the plot is that a beautiful girl Belle ends up in a castle of a cursed prince. The prince is turned into a beast by an evil fairy. The curse is only lifted after he finds true love which he does in Belle. And the Beauty and the Beast live happily ever after of course. Dan Stevens plays the Beast.
The Beast is described as a very moody and touchy creature, and Dan Stevens fits the character. Similarly, Gaston, the villain is played by Luke Evans and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. Gaston, a hunter, is determined to win Belle’s hand in marriage and will do anything even kill her lover to marry her. The Disney studio plans on taking characters from the original animated series and replacing them with real life live-action characters. The movie is set to be released on March 17, 2017.