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First look of Emma Watson in the new Beauty and the Beast film

It’s a tale as old as time…

By Chloe Lal
Emma Watson

Disney has released the first trailer for its live-action Beauty and the Beast film.

While we’ve been given just a glimpse, it’s clear the magic from Hogwarts has transcended to its Disney counterpart.

Live the magic and check out the trailer in the player below! Post continues...

The teaser shows Emma Watson stepping into the role as Belle.

Arriving at the Beast's castle, we hear her say, "Hello?" as she reaches for the rose.

The teaser was unveiled on Good Morning America.

With a delicate piano version of the film’s iconic music we also hear a snippet of dialogue from Ewan McGregor's Lumiere the candelabra, who remarks, "Look, it's a girl!... What if she's the one?"

Oh my...
Oh my...

Cogsworth, the clock, voiced by Ian McKellen, replies, "Yes, I can see it's a girl, you fool."

Ignoring him, Lumiere adds, "What if she is the one?"

The trailer ends with the beloved words, “Be our guest.”

And honestly, we can’t wait!

It's going to be so amazing!
It's going to be so amazing!

The live-action version is set to hit theatres in March 2017 with Bill Condon, David Hoberman and Todd Li directing.

Along with Emma, the film boasts an impressive cast including Dan Stevens as Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

Fans created this photoshopped pic in celebration of Emma's portrayal of Belle.
Fans created this photoshopped pic in celebration of Emma's portrayal of Belle.

Clearly the beloved Harry Potter star steps into the inquisitive role of Belle with ease… and she some major support behind her!

Paige O’Hara, who lent her voice to Belle in the 1991 animated film, told Buzzfeed, “If I were producing the film, I would have cast her.”

“I think she’s absolutely perfect for the role."

We do, too!

Watch the magical trailer in the video player above!

We simply cannot wait...
We simply cannot wait...

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