Beauty and the Beast to Be Released For Awards Season Run
Posted 2017/11/27 0 0
But you know you can watch it here right now, don’t you?
The highest grossing movie of the year, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, is coming back to theaters for a special event. Due to the success it had at the box office, both in the United States, as well as worldwide, the movie will be available in select theaters starting next month. Beginning on December 1, Beauty and the Beast will play at the AMC Empire 25 in New York and the AMC Century City theater in Los Angeles. The event is guaranteed to be a celebration of not only the film itself, but also the cartoon that it is based upon.
In addition to delighting fans in both cities, the release is also part of an awards push for the movie. (Members of AMPAS, BAFTA, ACE, ADG, ASC, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, WGA, CDG, and VES will be admitted with a guest to screenings at both theaters with valid membership card.)
Disney’s desire for Beauty and the Beast to be a front runner this awards season shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. This is Disney’s most successful live-action film yet, though with The Lion King making buzz, there’s a good chance things will change soon. However, for this year, Disney is wanting to make a splash and show that not only are their live-action films a success at the box office, but also a success in the eyes of the entertainment community.
Directed by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast reimagines the animated classic with a vibrant blend of live-action and CGI. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast and erstwhile handsome prince, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Luke Evans as the dastardly Gaston and Josh Gad as LeFou. Featuring the voices of Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emma Thompson and Stanley Tucci,