As you might’ve already heard, Disney is making a live-action adaptation of their “tale as old as time”, “Beauty and the Beast”. Having seen the success of “Maleficent” and more recently, “Cinderella“, it’s only understandable why the studio has decided to take yet another giant leap.
The first of its cast members was announced in January this year, with Emma Watson (of “Harry Potter” fame) taking on the lead role. Not only will she be acting as Belle but she will also be singing!
Following which, it was confirmed that both Dan Stevens as well as Luke Evans (of “Dracula Untold” fame) have also been handpicked to be part of the “Beauty and the Beast” cast. Needless to say, Luke Evans got the role of Gaston (but of course) while Dan Stevens will take on the part of the Beast/Prince.
That’s not all! Just a few days ago, it was revealed that Sir Ian McKellen (omg Magneto!) will play Cogsworth aka the butler who turned into a clock.
And now, while you weren’t looking, the cast of the forthcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast” got together (probably during their table read?) for a quick wefie, as seen in Josh Gad’s Instagram post:
Nawww, that definitely made us smile 🙂
Josh Gad (Le Fou) posed with Dan Stevens (the Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Belle’s father, Maurice). Other confirmed cast members include Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette).
“Beauty and the Beast” is slated to be released on 17th March 2017.