Fans have been given the first quick glance of Emma Watson and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens in character for Beauty And The Beast.

A teaser poster for Beauty and the Beast (Disney)

The live-action remake of the Disney classic is set for release in March 2017.

Cogsworth, Mrs Potts and Lumiere in Disney’s Beauty And The Beast (Disney)

The teaser shows Emma, who will play Belle, and Dan, who is the Beast, reading a few lines.

Twilight and Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is heading up the project.

It also stars Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as feather duster Plumette.

Fans are beyond themselves with excitement:

@thatdanstevens you're gonna make an amazing Beast, Dan!!

— Carolien// hiatus (@RushOfStories) September 2, 2016

@thatdanstevens can't wait to see it although it all depends on your singing ability.

— victoria martin (@tor_a) September 1, 2016


— giorgia. (@feedjngluv) September 1, 2016

@thatdanstevens 💗💗💗

— Channing (@YumChanning) September 2, 2016

Bring on March 2017!