Disney released the first teaser trailer for the new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson back in May, building up anticipation for a film still 10 months away. While the trailer was hauntingly beautiful—it set the stage for the enchanting film and gave a first look at Watson as Belle—the other characters did not get a whole lot of screen time.
Luckily, co-producer Jack Morrissey was feeling generous and shared with his Facebook fans a few sneak peeks of the cast. First up? Lumière and Cogsworth, two household items that fans were excited to see come to life in a live-action setting. As it turns out, they look very much like an inanimate candlestick and clock, but their face-like features can certainly be made out.
“Here’s a fine piece of concept art of Ewan McGregor as Lumière and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth. These designs are close but may not be final,” Morrissey wrote.
Next, the producer shared a still from the musical number, “Gaston,” inside the village lodge, and unveiled a first look at the scene outside the magical castle. “Here’s a moment of b-roll from a take on the ‘Gaston’ musical number, with (l. to r.) Alexis Loizon as Stanley, Josh Gad as LeFou, and Luke Evans as Gaston,” he wrote.
And as we got a peek of Watson as Belle, it’s only fair that we get to see her prince. Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens portrays the long-haired royal who is trapped in the body of a beast. “One year to the day after the completion of principal photography on Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast, here is your very first look at Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast,” he said.
Also signed on to the project are Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Stanley Tucci (Cadenza), and Audra McDonald (Garderobe). With this epic cast on board, we can’t wait to see what Disney cooks up for their latest live-action remake.
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Beauty and the Beast hits theaters on March 17, 2017.