Oscar winner Alan Menken who wrote the songs for Disney’s animated classic and the Broadway show has written three new songs for the Live-Action version of Beauty and the Beast. Here’s what Menken had to say on two of the three new songs:
“It’s the songs from the movie, we did not fit in any songs [from the Broadway show]. The song I would have fit in from the Broadway show is ‘If I Can’t Love Her,’ but the Beast’s moment in the film is a much later moment, it would not be ‘if I can’t love her,’ it’s ‘I love her but -damn it- I’m letting her go.’ That lyric wouldn’t really work with that music. So we wrote another song called ‘Forever More,’ like ‘I now know what love is.’ There’s another song called ‘Days in the Sun’ which is a lullaby as all the objects and characters living in the castle are going to sleep they’re all singing about remembering before the spell. I think it’s gonna be a wonderful movie.”
The movie is currently filming in London and stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Stanley Tucci as a grand piano named Cadenza.
Beauty and the Beast is set to release March 17, 2017.