As the release of Disney’s upcoming live action Beauty and the Beast movie, the promotional material and hype train keep on rolling out. This week Disney decided to treat fans of the highly anticipated movie.Disney have released the title track from the soundtrack to the movie. When you look back at the original animated movie, you ask, how are they going to top Angela Lansbury?, how are they going to do the original song justice? Disney have answered that in the form of John Legend and Ariana Grande. Disney recruited these two to recreate the magic of the original song as a duet.
Disney also announced an upcoming video featuring the two singers to be directed by music video mastermind Dave Meyers.
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 realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belles eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
The film is set to hit cinemas worldwide on March 17th.