The story goes that Emma Watson was courted to star in “La La Land” (along with Miles Teller), but wound up being dropped after making “crazy demands,” and instead pivoted towards Disney‘s “Beauty And Beast.” No matter how much truth versus legend is in that tale, Watson is getting her chance to break out into song on the big screen, and Disney isn’t holding anything back, with the first clip from the film showing the actress doing her thing.

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Dreamgirls” director Bill Condon leans into the theatrical possibilities of “Belle,” with Watson’s lead character tramping around town as she sings and interacts with the townspeople. It’s bright both musically and visually, with Condon’s touch seemingly more primary colored than the golden hue of the animated movie (at least from what I remember; it’s been a while).

“Beauty And The Beast” opens on March 17th. Check out the clip, along with a new featurettes and fresh images below.



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