Ariana Grande & John Legend Will Be Performing A Major Song In Beauty And The Beast
This could be amazing.
The original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was sung by Angela Lansbury for the film, and won an Oscar in 1992 for Best Original Song. No pressure Ariana and John!
Grande and Legend’s recording of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will be heard both in the film and on the official soundtrack.
The original song was later translated into a pop duet by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson, and it broke into the Billboard Top 10.
The new version will be produced by Ron Fair (Christina Aguilera, The Black Eyes Peas), who said: “Stepping into the shoes of an Oscar and Grammy Award-winning classic is not small potatoes. 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.”
Meanwhile, the first clip of Emma Watson singing was released earlier this week. Listen to Emma here.
Emma might have killer vocals, but she definitely does not have a killer doll. Why? Because the official Beauty and the Beast doll of Emma Watson looks like Justin Bieber in a dress. Yep. Check that out here.
Directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), Beauty and the Beast will star a pack of Hollywood heavyweights, including Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as LeFou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Ewan McGregor as Lumier, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Babette, and Kevin Kline as Maurice.
The official synopsis for the new film is: “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs.”
Beauty and the Beast will hit cinemas on March 17.
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