New Reveals in Live Action “Beauty and the Beast” Cast
In the rising success of Disney’s flesh and blood reworkings of its animated catalog, especially with “Cinderella” leading the charge of such a profitable venture, Disney has revealed a handful of actors for its adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast;” whose script has been penned by Stephen Chbosky.
Chua suggested that the latest names to be attached to this project come from both stage and screen. Ewan McGregor has been confirmed for the role of Lumiere, meaning that there should be a good degree of verbal skirmishes between the French candelabra and Ian McKellen’s Cogsworth. Emma Watson has been confirmed as Belle, Dan Stevens will portray the dual role of the Prince and the titular Beast. Luke Evans will portray the role of Gason, with Josh Gad in the role of his underling, Lefou. Emma Thompson shall portray Mrs. Potts. Curiously, Stanley Tucci will be joining the film as a new character, Cadenza, who is characterized as a neurotic grandfather piano.
The live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is set for a stateside release on the 17th of March in the year 2017.