Disney might have found their Gaston and Beast to Emma Watson’s Belle. Luke Evans, the star of Dracula Untold and The Hobbit and Dan Stevens of Downtown Abbey and The Guest are both in negotiations for their respective roles as Gaston and Beast. Disney is set to start filming this live-action retelling of Disney’s 1991 animated classic later this year with Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and 2) in the director’s chair. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are attached to produce.
Earlier this year we had confirmation that Emma Watson would play the role of Belle (Beauty). Condon told the press that the film will be a musical, featuring the original songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman from the 1991 animated feature film. There will also be new music from Menken. Disney is currently working on a couple more live action Disney movies based on their classic animated feature films, with Cinderella coming out next week on March 13th and The Jungle Book in pre-production with an April 16, 2016 release date.
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