Beauty and the Beast theme recorded by Ariana Grande and John Legend for live-action remake

A version of the song was recorded by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson in 1991

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 12 January 2017 14:24
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Disney has big expectations for its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast following the success of last year's version of The Jungle Book which, by the end of 2016, sat high in the top ten highest grossing films of the year.

Fans are anticipating the chance to see Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in character as Belle and the Beast, with a recent clip showing off the former's singing voice.

One such thing fans can expect is a glossy re-recording of the theme song - originally sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson - performed by modern-day chart-toppers Ariana Grande and La La Land actor John Legend.

Their version of "Beauty and the Beast," written by Howard Ashman and performed originally in the film by Mrs Potts actor Angela Lansbury - will play over the end credits.

Directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), the remake co-stars Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts, Josh Gad as LeFou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Kevin Kline as Maurice.

Beauty and the Beast will be released around the world in March 2017/

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