The new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, coming out on the 17th of March, is set to feature lyrics that were unused in the 1991 version. The Bill Condon-directed film will use lyrics originally penned by the late Howard Ashman, who wrote songs with composer Alan Menken and will feature in the song 'Gaston'.

As Menken told Entertainment Weekly: "In 'Gaston,' we had a treasure trove of lyrics that Howard had written that we did not put in the movie. In many cases, they were a little bit risqué - not risqué sexually, but risqué in terms of sensibility. We all felt ready to have these lyrics. When Bill found out about those lyrics, he said, 'Oh my god, can we please look at that, because it would be a wonderful way to add an extra freshness to the movie.' So, yes, you're going to hear some unheard Howard Ashman lyrics."

Emma Watson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala in MayEmma Watson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Insitute in May

"The guys at Disney reviewed all the transcripts and recordings and they've been able to go back through those hours and hours of recorded footage and listen to lyrics that were written and never used, which are actually gems," expanded Luke Evans, who plays and performs the song Gaston during the film.

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But it doesn't end there though with Condon also revealing that there will be another unused lyric from Ashman in a separate song. "It's a surprise at the end, I don't want to give that away -but it's a really gorgeous lyric that we found". 

Luke Evans at The Girl on the Train premiere in SeptemberLuke Evans at The Girl on the Train premiere in September

Last week saw the first images of the film released with Emma Watson who will be starring in the film as Belle, in her first role since taking time away from the silver screen in 2016. Whilst co-star Evans has had a busy year starring in both 'The Girl on The Train' and 'Message from the King'.