Disney has released the first official clip of Emma Watson singing as Belle in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.
Check out the video below to hear a sample of Watson’s rendition of the song “Something There.”
Fans will recognize “Something There” as one of Alan Menken’s songs from the original 1991 animated classic Beauty and the Beast movie. The song comes just as Belle is beginning to adjust to life in the Beast’s castle. The song reveals that she may see something more human beneath the Beast’s monstrous outer appearance, and the cursed servants of the castle begin to hope the spell will soon be broken.
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, Belle’s 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.
The sound quality is poor and the clip length is short, but our first taste of Emma Watson’s Belle singing voice from the live-action Beauty and the Beast is delightful. Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.