Disney is enlisting the help of Celine Dion to perform a new song for the Beauty and the Beast live-action soundtrack (via THR). The song is titled "How Does A Moment Last Forever", and is written by Tim Rice and Alan Menken. Dion's song isn't the theme to the film this time around, but it will be played throughout the course of the film and will be played over the ending credits as well.
Dion is well known to Disney fans for her classic version of the Beauty and the Beast theme song on the original animated versions soundtrack, a song she sang alongside Peabo Bryson. This time the theme will be sung by Ariana Grande and John Legend, but it's delightful that Disney was able to bring Dion back in another capacity.
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.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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