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Luke Evans Shares Super Hot Selfie, Celebrates 'Beauty & The Beast' Prequel News

Luke Evans is putting his fit body on display in this hot new selfie that he posted to his Instagram Stories!

The 41-year-old actor shared the photo on Friday (December 11) while in Australia, where he has been shooting the upcoming Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers.

Luke is seen wearing a white tee and tight short shorts in the pic. He captioned the pic, “Casual Friday.”

During Disney’s Investor Day event, the company confirmed plans for a Beauty and the Beast prequel series starring Luke as Gaston and Josh Gad as Le Fou.

Josh took to Twitter after the news and said, “Luke and I will perform the sizzle live for you all. Don’t worry. Right @TheRealLukevans? #BeautyAndTheBeastPrequel.”

“Excited much!!!!” Luke said in reaction to the news.

The show is being created by Once Upon a Time‘s Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz alongside the two actors. Alan Menken will write new music for the series, which was first announced back in March.

In an interview released last week, Luke addressed speculation that he once hid his sexuality.

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The Title For 'Beauty & The Beast' Spinoff Centered on Gaston & Le Fou Was Just Revealed!

Shortly after achieving his EGOT status, composer Alan Menken revealed the official title to the upcoming spinoff from Beauty and The Beast.

Alan is on board for the six episode show that will air on Disney+ and bring back Luke Evans and Josh Gad as Gaston and Le Fou.

“We feel so lucky to have this talented group of people creating a story about two much loved and much hated characters, but that’s the excitement. There are a lot of questions about, where we will start? What we will tell? !ho are these people? When you visit them, where will they be? So, it’s going to be a really fun experience. Me and Josh are literally vibrating with excitement to shoot it,” Luke recently said about the show, all while not giving away anything else.

“You’ll just have to wait and see. That’s all I’m going to say,” Luke said when asked about if the show will change people’s minds about Gaston.

Alan confirmed the show will be called The Little Town.

The “little town” phrase comes up in the film’s opening song, “Belle”.

If you missed it, see which award Alan earned this month to get that EGOT status!

Live-Action 'Beauty & The Beast' Is the Top Movie in the U.S. Due to Drive-In Theaters

Beauty and the Beast is back on top at the movies!

The 2017 live-action Disney film, which features stars like Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans is dominating at the box office, pulling in an estimated $467,000 at 527 locations, according to Deadline.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Emma Watson

The movie’s success is due largely from drive-in theaters amid the pandemic, while movie theaters remain closed. It’s been 18 weeks since the major chains closed their doors.

Beauty and the Beast was the best-selling movie of 2017, garnering over $1.26 billion in global ticket sales.

“Its a fantastic feeling to be part of such a well loved movie. Beauty and the Beast is number one again, 174 weeks after it was first released world wide. 💥 🙏🏼,” Luke Evans reacted to the news.

And if you’re looking for some streaming options at home, Netflix just announced the full list of movies and TV shows hitting the service in August.

Luke Evans Confirms There Are At Least Three Episodes Written For Gaston & Le Fou 'Beauty & The Beast' Spinoff

Luke Evans is opening up about what’s to come with the Beauty and The Beast spinoff centered on Gaston and Le Fou.

The 41-year-old actor spoke with Collider about what fans can expect to see in the show and that songs from Alan Menken, who composed Beauty and the Beast‘s score, would be included.

“We’re in fully fledged development,” he shared. “The second and third episodes have been written and we’ve heard some of the music by Alan Menken. We’re just so honored to have him on board, writing the music, which is extraordinary, in itself.”

Luke adds that “we feel so lucky to have this talented group of people creating a story about two much loved and much hated characters, but that’s the excitement. There are a lot of questions about, where we will start? What we will tell? Who are these people? When you visit them, where will they be? So, it’s going to be a really fun experience. Me and Josh are literally vibrating with excitement to shoot it.”

He also opened up about how he and Josh Gad came up with the concept for the series.

“Josh and I, even when we were working on Beauty and the Beast, I recall, as two human beings, we liked each other a lot. We made each other laugh, we respected each other’s talent, and we had a great time. Even then, we were talking about what we could do and wanting to find another project. We’ve been searching, for the last several years, projects and scripts and ideas and concepts,” he says.”

Luke continued, “In the back of our minds, we definitely had thoughts about revisiting Gaston and LeFou in a different story, obviously. So, when the idea really came to fruition and we got on board some incredible writers, and Josh, especially, had an incredible idea that, once it was born, it just flew itself. And when we pitched the idea to Disney+, they were very excited about it.”

News first broke about the spinoff earlier this year and is said to feature six episodes to air on Disney+.

Luke Evans & Josh Gad to Star in 'Beauty & The Beast' Prequel Series for Disney+

Luke Evans and Josh Gad will be reprising their roles as Gaston and LeFou in a Beauty and the Beast prequel series that is currently being developed for the Disney+ streaming service.

Josh is billed as a co-creator, writer, and showrunner alongside Once Upon a Time creators Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.

THR reports that the limited series will be a “six-episode musical event” and composer Alan Menken is in talks to write new music for the show. While no other cast members from the Beauty and the Beast live-action movie are confirmed to return, there’s the possibility that they could make guest appearances.

Josh was previously working with Eddy and Adam on the Muppets Live Another Day comedy series for Disney+, but that show got scrapped. This new idea was born from their time working on that show!

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Zooey Deschanel Transforms Into a Disney Princess for 'Beauty & The Beast' at the Hollywood Bowl!

Zooey Deschanel performs the role of Belle while appearing in the two-night-only production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday (May 25) in Hollywood.

The actress was joined in the show by Taye Diggs as Gaston, Rebel Wilson as LeFou, Anthony Evans as The Beast, Kelsey Grammer as Lumiere, Jane Krakowski as Mrs. Potts, and Tony winner and Celebrity Big Brother winner Marissa Jaret Winokur as the Wardrobe.

The evening featured a live orchestra playing the animated film’s Oscar-winning score while the movie played on a giant screen over the stage. When the musical numbers were about to start, the actors came out on stage to perform the songs with the film playing in the background.

Since there are only six songs in the animated movie, not including reprises, some additional numbers were added for the production. “Human Again,” which was cut from the animated film and added to the Broadway musical, was sung by Marissa in the role of the Wardrobe.

Anthony had the show-stopping moment of the night when he performed the song “Evermore,” which was written for the 2017 live-action movie. He was discovered earlier this year after Hugh Jackman reposted a video of him singing the song “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman on Instagram. When Loren Allred fell ill on the night of a private party to celebrate the movie, the songwriters reached out to Anthony and asked him to step in at the last minute. The director of Beauty and the Beast Live in Concert was at the party and saw his performance and asked him to play The Beast!

Watch a video of Anthony performing “Evermore” for KTLA below.

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Go Behind-the-Scenes of 'Beauty & the Beast's Live Concert - Watch Now!

Beauty and the Beast‘s upcoming live concert at the Hollywood Bowl is going to be spectacular and we’re taking you behind-the-scenes!

The musical experience is set to feature some famous faces including Zooey Deschanel, Kelsey Grammer, Taye Diggs, Rebel Wilson and Jane Krakowski.

The all-star cast will be taking the stage to sing songs from the musical with a live orchestra as the film plays on screen.

The immersive experience will even feature breathtaking scenery projected onto the façade of the iconic Hollywood Bowl!

Guests will also be treated to a performance from 16-year old piano prodigy Emily Bear, who will play Disney short Bumble Boogie live-to-film.

Beauty and the Beast is set to run on May 25th and 26th at the Hollywood Bowl.

Check out a behind-the-scenes video from the show’s preparation below…

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