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Emma Thompson & Kevin Kline Cast in 'Beauty & The Beast,' Release Date Revealed!

Emma Thompson & Kevin Kline Cast in 'Beauty & The Beast,' Release Date Revealed!

Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have officially joined the cast of the live-action Beauty and the Beast film!

The actors will be playing the roles of Mrs. Potts and Belle’s father Maurice, respectively. Emma has been long-rumored for the role and we’re excited that it has been confirmed finally.

It was also just announced that the film will be released in 3D on March 17, 2017. Also confirmed for the movie are Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

Alan Menken will score the film and write some new songs with Tim Rice to accompany his classic Oscar-winning songs from the original animated film.

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  • StJames Jesse

    Woooow, this is going to be great, althought I feel like Belle and Beast are the weakest link in the cast.

  • Elphie-chan

    Aww Kevin Kline as Belle father, perfect and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts awesome.

  • Nina

    I want Jean Dujardin as Lumiere, please!! He would be perfect

  • Alice Kingsley

    I love Kevin with all my heart and I’m surprised that he signed up to do Maurice. It’s like in 1996, he played Phoebus in both hunchback of Notre Dame movies, And now he gets to be Maurice. (I figured since he was to elderly to play the beast.) I loved him from Despereaux and I met him on April 14th 2012 and he was nice. It was a big surprised.

  • Southern Gal

    I LOVE Emma Thompson and anything she does.

    and I’m THRILLED that the original composer is going to score it. OMG – that makes me so freakin excited.

  • Elphie-chan


  • Missy

    Both are great :)

  • Missy

    I had my doubts too, but I think Dan Stevens will be great!

  • JC

    You couldn’t get 2 people more suited for the roles than these 2, that’s for sure.

  • StJames Jesse

    Yes, pleeease.

  • Mirko Billi

    Emma Thompson forever. And She in nomination Oscar quickly, after snub for Saving Mr Banks.