Disney’s live-action remake will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017.

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have joined the cast of Beauty and the Beast.

Disney will release the live-action remake in 3D on March 17, 2017.

Thompson will play Mrs. Potts and Kline will play Belle’s father, Maurice. They join the already-cast Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast/Prince) and Luke Evans (Gaston).

Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated version, will score the film, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice.

Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.

Disney’s latest live-action remake of one of their beloved animations, Cinderella, debuted this weekend to $130m worldwide.