Ahead of the hotly-anticipated release of Bill Condon’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, Disney Music have officially unveiled the titular track for the tale as old as time. Recorded by pop sensation Ariana Grande and La La Land soul man John Legend, their update of the iconic song is gorgeous and inspired stuff.
The film features a sprawling ensemble cast including Emma Watson as Belle, and Dan Stevens as the Beast, with support from the likes of Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. Listen to the ravishing new track below.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast opens in UK cinemas in IMAX 3D and Disney 3D from 17th March, 2017. Catch up with the final UK trailer for the film below.