Ariana & John Legend Make 2017 Rendition Of Beauty & The Beast
Posted: 4:18 pm Friday, February 3rd, 2017
In Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, Emma Watson stars as Belle and Kevin Kline is Maurice, Belle’s father. The story and characters audiences know and love are brought to life in this stunning cinematic event…a celebration of one of the most beloved tales ever told.
We’re getting a new version of Beauty this March & of course, there will be a whole new soundtrack! The original title track was recorded by Celine Dion & Paebo Bryson. This new generation “Beauty and the Beast” was beautifully done by Ariana Grande & John Legend. The musicians sing the pop version of the song, while Emma Thompson sings the theatrical version. (Similarly, Angela Lansbury—the first Mrs. Potts—sang the film version in 1991.) The original “Beauty and the Beast” won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe. “Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar- and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes,” producer Ron Fair said in a statement. “But with today’s two greatest singers—John Legend and Ariana Grande—we are bringing the song back with a new school/old school fresh treatment that shows the soulfulness and power of what a great melody and lyric can inspire.” Dave Meyers will direct Grande and Legend’s “Beauty and the Beast” music video. Dion and Josh Groban also contributed new tracks to the compilation.The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack is available March 10. The live-action musical hits theaters March 17.