Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American romantic fantasy musical film directed by Bill Condon and written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. A Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films co-production, the film is a live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's fairy tale. The film stars an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. In the film, Belle is taken prisoner by a fearsome Beast in his enchanted castle and she learns to look beyond his appearance while evading a narcissistic hunter who seeks to take Belle for himself. The film also diverges from the original source by including a gay character who pines after Gaston.


Emma Watson

Dan Stevens

Luke Evans

Kevin Kline

Josh Gad

Ewan McGregor

Stanley Tucci

Audra McDonald

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Ian McKellen

Emma Thompson


Directed by

  • Bill Condon

Produced by

  • David Hoberman
  • Todd Lieberman

Screenplay by

  • Stephen Chbosky
  • Evan Spiliotopoulos

Based on

  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • Beauty and the Beast by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

Music by

  • Alan Menken


  • Tobias Schliessler

Edited by

  • Virginia Katz

Production company

  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Mandeville Films

Distributed by

  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Motion Pictures

Release date

  • February 23, 2017 (London, premiere)
  • March 17, 2017 (United Kingdom & United States)

Running time

  • 129 minutes[1]


  • United States


  • English