Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musi-cal ro-mantic fan-tasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Beauty and the Beast is a live-action/CGI-animated film based on Disney’s 1991 ani-mated film of the same name, which itself is an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s eighteenth-century fairy tale. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters with Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson in suppor-ting roles.
Principal photography began at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England on May 18, 2015, and ended on August 21. Beauty and the Beast premiered on 23/02/2017, at Spencer House in London and was released in the United States on 17/03/2017, in the standard, Disney Digital 3-D, RealD 3D, I.M.A.X and IMAX 3D formats along with Dolby Cinema. The film received positive reviews from critics and audiences and has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, surpassing the original film, making it the highest-grossing film of 2017 and the 11th highest-grossing film of all time.