Beauty and the Beast Release Date
Credit: Walt Disney Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

Ever since Emma Watson was confirmed that to play Belle in Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, we've been dying to know when the tale as old as time would hit the big screen. But after it was revealed that Dan Stevens would play Beast, Luke Evans would take the role of Gaston, Emma Thompson would transform into Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline would star as Maurice, and Josh Gad would fill the shoes of Le Fou, our excitement has considerably grown.

And now we finally know how long we will have to wait: Production on the film will begin later this year, and Beauty and the Beast will come to theaters on March 17, 2017. In the meantime, we'll be singing "Be Our Guest" on the daily—don't mind us.