Disney is wasting no time in getting production rolling for their highly anticipated live-action version of Beauty and the Beast which has cast some big names for the lead roles.
Back in January it was confirmed that beloved Harry Potter actress Emma Watson, 24, would be playing Belle as the British actress took to her Facebook to share her own excitement while also hinting that unlike Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast will be a musical like the 1991 classic although that hasn’t been confirmed.
On Tuesday April 14, Josh Gad who is best known for voicing Olaf from Frozen, posted a picture of the actors playing the non-furniture roles in the film including Gad, Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Kevin Kline who are playing Lefou, the Beast, Belle, Gaston and Belle’s father Maurice respectively.
Gad captioned the selfie with “Can’t wait for you to be our guest,” alluding to one of the film’s famous musical numbers.
If the live-action acting roles weren’t impressive enough, some big names have also been confirmed as the voices of the enchanted household items including Sir Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts and Audra McDonald as the talking wardrobe, with no one confirmed as the charming Lumiere quite yet.
Scheduled for a March 17, 2017 release, Beauty and the Beast is just one of many Disney films to be getting a live-action reboot including The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Mulan and Pinocchio.
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