Ewan McGregor will play the Prince’s castle’s butler-turned-candelabra in Disney’s live-action adaptation of “Beauty and The Beast.” He will be joining “Lord of The Rings” star Ian McKellen, who appears in the film as Cogsworth, The Beast’s butler who transforms into a clock when a curse came upon the castle.
Additionally, Stanley Tucci has also been added to the cast in a new role, created exclusively for the live-action version.
The three actors will join Dan Stevens as The Beast, Emma Thompson as Mrs.
Potts, Audra McDonald as Garderrobe, Luke Evans as Gaston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Josh Gadd as Le Fou.
In January, Emma Watson announced on her Facebook that she will play Belle in the film: “I’m finally able to tell you…
that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There’.
My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting.
Time to start some singing lessons.
I can’t wait for you to see it.
Emma xx” The movie will be directed by Bill Condon, working with a script from Evan Spiliotopoulos rewritten by Stephen Chbosky; Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville Films are producing. The animated feature “Beauty and The Beast” released in 1991, it became a box office success and $375 million worldwide and was nominated at the Oscars for Best Picture.
Several other Disney classics have been announced to get live-action adaptations including “The Jungle Book,” “Pinocchio,” Winnie The Pooh” and “Dumbo.” This stems from the success of this year’s live-action version of “Cinderella,” which made $33.6 million worldwide in its first month.
“Beauty and The Beast” will release on Mar.