'Beauty and the Beast,' starring Lea Seydoux and Vincent Cassel, gets a new trailer

'Beauty and the Beast,' in this French film version, appears to be a return to the traditional roots of the story.

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Actress Léa Seydoux, who has earned rave reviews for her performance in the film 'Blue Is the Warmest Color,' is portraying the fairy tale heroine Belle in a new version of the story.

A new trailer has arrived for a French film version of the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast." (France is believed to be the country of origin for the popular fairy tale.)

The newest movie take on the story stars "Blue Is the Warmest Color" actress Léa Seydoux as Belle and actor Vincent Cassel – probably best known in the US for his role in the 2010 movie "Black Swan" as the director of a ballet company – as the Beast.

The trailer for the film is in French but shows some of the visuals of the film as well as "Silent Hill" director Christophe Gans' adaptation of the narrative. The movie appears to be a more traditional take on the original fairy tale, with Belle's two sisters appearing in the story.

The most well-known movie versions of the fairy tale are the 1991 animated take on the story by Disney, titled "Beauty and the Beast," and the 1946 Jean Cocteau film of the same name, which is still praised today for its special effects and beautiful visuals.

Check out the full trailer for the new adaptation.

The movie opens in France this February, but a US release date has not yet been scheduled.

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