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Hebe Tien, Jing Boran duet 'Beauty and the Beast' / by Zhang Rui, February 16, 2017 Adjust font size:

Disney has recruited singer Hebe Tien and actor Jing Boran to sing a Chinese duet of the theme song "Beauty and the Beast", it was announced on Tuesday.

Hebe Tien and Jing Boran pose for a photo shoot to promote "Beauty and the Beast" in China. [Photo /] 

Walt Disney Pictures has remade the award-winning classic fantasy animation into a live-action film, directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens.

The original animated feature won two Oscars for its original music score and original song. To revive the musical magic, Disney commissioned Ariana Grande and John Legend to make a new cover of the most classic song "Beauty and the Beast". The song was originally sung by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.

The Chinese version of the duet will be performed by Hebe Tien and actor Jing Boran. Hebe Tien, member of the Mandopop girl group S.H.E., has made a great success after she went solo. Her song, "A Little Happiness" (theme song from the popular film "Our Times"), became the first Chinese video to get 100 million views on YouTube in August 2016. Jing Boran is one of the most popular young actors in China, starring in several blockbusters such as "Monster Hunt" and "Time Raiders."

"Beauty and the Beast" will hit Chinese theaters on March 17. Actors Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad and director Bill Condon will arrive at Shanghai Disney Resort to promote the film in China on Feb. 27.

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