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Celine Dion to perform original song for Beauty and the Beast

The singer will once again be part of the classic story.

Celine Dion
Credit: Sony Music

Celine Dion will be part of the soundtrack for Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast it has been announced.

The singer originally recorded the theme tune with Peabo Bryson and for the new movie she will perform new original song How Does a Moment Last Forever. The song was written by composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Aladdin) and lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita).

Portions of the song are used throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore. The full-length version will play over the main-on-end title design.

Talking about her song Celine said, “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”

Beauty and the Beast’s soundtrack will be released on 10th March 2017 with the film following on the 17th March 2017.

The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

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