Emma Watson walks the red carpet at the New York premiere of Beauty and the Beast.
Emma Watson walks the red carpet at the New York premiere of Beauty and the Beast.
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Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and the stars of Disney's new live-action film adaptation of Beauty and the Beast celebrated the movie's New York premiere at Alice Tully Hall on March 13.

Set for release on March 17, the film stars Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, alongside Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza.

Directed by Bill Condon, with a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, the film will include new recordings of now-classic songs like "Be Our Guest" and the Oscar-winning title number by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, as well as new songs penned by Menken and Tim Rice.