Britain EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 Winners RoomBe Disney's guest to watch Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as The Beast in "Beauty and the Beast," which will be released on ... March 17, 2017. That's almost exactly two years from now, so pencil it in your calendar and start sewing your own version of Belle's yellow dress to wear to the premiere. (Don't judge, it's a good idea!)

In addition to the "Harry Potter" and "Downton Abbey" alumni, Deadline notes, the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" movie will star the amazing Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Josh Gad as LeFou. Top that cast! Production is said to begin in London in May.

Hopefully director Bill Condon and company can have as much success with "Beauty and the Beast" as another "Downton" star is now having with the live-action "Cinderella." We're guessing this one will do even better. (Don't believe us? Ask the dishes!)

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