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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.

Josh Gad Joins 'Beauty & The Beast' as LeFou!

Josh Gad has joined the cast of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast!

The 34-year-old Frozen actor will be playing the role of LeFou, “the buffoonish and loyal sidekick to the manly hunter Gaston,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The cast currently consists of Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.

This is the second big announcement for Josh in two days as it was just revealed he will be voicing the role of Olaf again in Frozen 2!

Emma Watson Welcomes Beauty & the Beast's Dan Stevens & Luke Evans to the Cast!

Emma Watson took to Twitter early this morning (March 5) to welcome her brand new Beauty and the Beast cast mates to the production!

“Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast” the 24-year-old actress wrote on her Twitter account about Dan Stevens joining.

“Bonjour Gaston! ❤️ Welcome! #BeautyAndTheBeast” she added about Luke Evans.

News broke just yesterday that Dan would be playing the Beast and Luke would be playing Gaston.

There are still so many more roles in the upcoming live action Disney musical that have yet to be confirmed. Emma Thompson has been rumored for Mrs. Potts, but no other rumblings have been officially acknowledged by Disney. Stay tuned to for the latest BATB casting!

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Dan Stevens Lands Role of The Beast in 'Beauty & the Beast'!

Dan Stevens is in negotiations to play the The Beast/Prince in Beauty and the Beast, THR reports!

The 32-year-old The Guest actor will play opposite Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston.

It was quite the day for Beauty and the Beast casting – Luke was just announced as Gaston earlier and now we have Dan‘s confirmation as The Beast!

Bill Condon is set to direct the currently all British production. We’ll be keeping you posted as more casting rolls in over the next several weeks!

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Dan Stevens as The Beast/Prince??

Luke Evans to Play Gaston in 'Beauty & the Beast' Opposite Emma Watson!

Luke Evans is in negotiations for the role of Gaston in the upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast, Variety reports!

The 35-year-old actor will be playing opposite Emma Watson, who is set to star as Belle.

Luke is no stranger to musicals – he has starred in many West End productions in London, England such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf. We know he’ll be able to belt out those Gaston tunes with ease!

No official word has been passed down from Disney just yet.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Luke Evans as Gaston???

Ryan Gosling Starring As Beast in 'Beauty & the Beast'?

Rumors are swirling that Ryan Gosling has been offered the role of The Beast in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast!

If rumors are true, the 34-year-old actor would star opposite Emma Watson, who was confirmed as Belle last week.

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The film is set to start production sometime this year, with no release date set. This movie is part of Disney’s latest trend of adapting their hit movies into live adaptations, as seen with Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ryan Gosling as The Beast in Beauty and the Beast?

'Beauty & the Beast' Dream Casting: Beast & Gaston Edition!

Now that we know Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty & the Beast, it’s time to cast her on-screen love interests!

First up, we have the Beast, a prince who is transformed into a rather frightening creature by a beautiful enchantress as punishment for his arrogance.

Then there’s also Gaston, a vain and egotistical hunter who vies for Belle’s hand in marriage and is determined not to let anyone else win her heart.

Check out our list of suggestions for the roles below, starting with The Beast and then for Gaston!

WHO DO YOU THINK should be cast opposite Emma Watson in Beauty & the Beast?

Click through to see who we think could play The Beast!

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