Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ gets release date

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Disney has announced the release date for its live-action retelling of “Beauty and the Beast.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film will debut on March 17, 2017.

Emma Watson will star as Bell in the film, with Dan Stevens playing the Prince/Beast.

The film will be directed by Bill Condon (“Gods and Monsters,” the final two “Twilight” films).

The original “Beauty and the Beast,” from 1991, was the first animated feature to be nominated for a best picture Oscar.