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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
This week, Variety reported on a study that was released confirming what many already know about the film industry, or at the very least anecdotally: Women are having an increasingly hard time breaking in.
The study showed that there’s a large gender gap between independently financed and directed projects by women when compared to projects within the studio system. The Sundance Institute and Women in Film looked at movies in competition at Sundance between 2002 and 2014 compared to the top 1300 grossing films between the same time period. Men appeared at Sundance at a ratio of 3 to 1 more often than women, but an even more staggering 23 to 1 when looking at studio films.
Further, half of the industry executives surveyed believed that films directed by women did not appeal as broadly as films directed by men. A quarter of those surveyed added that they shared a “perceived lack of ambition” in women directors, »
- Brian Welk
Variety reports that the "Hunger Games" star just signed on for the flick, and will be playing a role created specifically for the new version. The character is named Cadenza, and is described by Variety as a "grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro."
Tucci's casting should round out the ensemble, which just added Ewan McGregor earlier this week. "Beauty" stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline.
Production is scheduled to start later this year. "Beauty and the Beast" is due in theaters on March 17, 2017.
Photo credit: Jon Furniss/Invision/AP »
- Katie Roberts
McGregor will play Lumiere, the confident, show-stealing maitre d’/candelabra, who gets his own solo in catchy tune Be Our Guest. Ewan is no stranger to singing, having blown minds in the 2001 musical drama Moulin Rouge.
It’s not like Beauty And The Beast needs much more star power. If a deal is made he’ll be featuring alongside Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast/Prince), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Kevin Kline (Maurice), Stanley Tucci (Cadenza), Audra McDonald (Garderobe), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette) and Adrian Schiller (Monsieur D’Arque). Now that’s a cast!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Ewan McGregor will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. The 44-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Lumiere, the butler-turned-candlestick, according to Empire Online. Emma Watson will be starring as Belle, while Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs.Potts, the talking teapot and Sir Ian will play Lumiere's sidekick, the mantelpiece clock Cogsworth. The cast will also include Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Steven as the Beast and Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice. Stanley Tucci has also come on board to take on a brand new character, a singing grand piano called Cadenza. The film is set to be directed by Bill Condon, who previously worked with Sir Ian in 'Gods and Monsters' and the upcoming 'Mr Holmes', where he plays an older version of Sherlock Holmes. »
The "Beauty and the Beast" cast is continuing to add the serious star power!
Ewan McGregor is reportedly in final talks to play to the loveable candelabra Lumiere in the upcoming live action movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new movie will also feature a new character not seen in the original animated movie.
Read: 'Frozen 2' Officially Announced By Disney
According to Variety, Stanley Tucci will star as Cadenza the grand piano who is said to be a "neurotic maestro."
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With the majority of leading parts already filled, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Disney had all but finished casting duties on its upcoming live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Yesterday brought news that Ewan McGregor was in negotiations to play Lumiere, meaning that the Scottish actor would join an ensemble cast that consists of Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, and Luke Evans, not to mention Dan Stevens and Emma Watson as the titular, besotted duo.
However, Variety brings word that there is still space for The Hunger Games star Stanley Tucci, who has reportedly signed on a new character known as Cadenza, the grand piano in Bill Condon’s modern rendition. Aside from that not, not much was disclosed about the nature of this novel addition, though Variety’s report claims Cadenza is a neurotic maestro — not unlike Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, then.
Speaking of which, the actor »
- Michael Briers
Beauty And The Beast seemed to have found the last major cast member with yesterday's news that Ewan McGregor was joining the film as the candelabra Lumiere. But, one more big name is joining Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, and Ian McKellen in Bill Condon's live action adaptation of the animated classic: Stanley Tucci. The Hollywood Reporter says Tucci will play an all new character written for the live action film. An »
- Alex Maidy
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live action film has added Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor to the star-studded cast. Beauty & the Beast Casting In the Beauty and the Beast live-action adaptation, Tucci will play the grand piano Cadenza, while McGregor is in final negotiations to play candlestick Lumiere. It was announced last week that […]
- Chelsea Regan
Everyone's favourite scotsman has been confirmed for Disney's upcoming live action retelling of Beauty & The Beast, and we can now reveal it's one of the juicier roles in the movie. Ewan McGregor will be playing Lumiere, one of the the main butler's on Beast's staff, and despite his stiff upper lip exterior, he has a big heart, and even gets his own song in the movie. We know McGregor can sing, so there shouldn't be an issue on that front, and he can do charming as well as any actor, so all in all it's a smart casting choice. McGregor joins Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens and Josh Gad. Beauty & The Beast is scheduled to hit screens in 2017. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dave Higgins)
Walt Disney Pictures has rounded out its main casting for its upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast with The Hollywood Reporter reporting that the studio has found its Lumiere in the form of Ewan McGregor.
Emma Watson (Harry Potter) and Dan Stevens (The Guest) will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, with Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) as Gaston, Josh Gad (Frozen) as Lefou, Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and Gugu-Mbatha Raw (Belle) as Plumette.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release March 17th, 2017.
- Scott J. Davis
Add one more to the live-action Beauty and the Beast cast: Following the news that Ewan McGregor is playing a singing candlestick, Variety reports that Stanley Tucci will play a singing grand piano. The character, dubbed Cadenza, is new to Belle's world this time round and is being described as a "neurotic maestro." So think Squidward, but with only three legs. The movie, which already had a fairly star-studded cast, is slated for a March 17, 2017, release. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
According to Variety, the actor has signed up to play the new role of Cadenza, a neurotic grand piano.
Beauty and the Beast will debut on March 17, 2017. »
With production on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast beginning soon, the film is nearly finished rounding out its cast. Earlier today, we learned that former Obi-Wan Kenobi Ewan McGregor will star as the French candelabra Lumiere. Now Stanley Tucci has joined the film’s cast, but there’s one thing that makes his character unique from everyone else, he didn’t appear in the 1991 animated movie or the Broadway musical adaptation. Variety reports that Tucci will play Cadenza the grand piano, who is described as a “neurotic maestro.” Following Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast is next on Disney’s slate of live-action adaptations of their classic animated films, which includes The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Winnie The Pooh, and Mulan. Beauty and the Beast follows the the gorgeous and intelligent Belle and the titular Beast, a prince »
Ewan McGregor is the latest to join what’s shaping up to be quite the lovely cast for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The Scottish actor will play Lumiere, The Hollywood Reporter posted Tuesday. The charming McGregor seems well-suited for the suave, free-spirited candelabra, and we bet he’ll have way too much fun working with Ian McKellen, who’s playing Lumiere’s buddy Cogsworth. Now just imagine — the star of “Moulin Rouge!” belting out “Be Our Guest.” We’ll give you a moment to dwell on that wonderful thought. It’s not totally clear which songs will be in this film, but word is that it will feature a score by Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for Disney’s 1991 animated “Beauty and the Beast,” plus new recordings of the 1991 movie’s songs and new songs by Menken and Tim Rice. Also announced today: Stanley Tucci will be in the film, »
- Emily Rome
Tucci will be playing Cadenza the grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro.
Production will begin later this year. The studio has set a March 17, 2017, release for the pic.
The studio’s 1991 animated feature version of “Beauty and the Beast” grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawned a Broadway play and became one of the few animated pics to receive a best picture Oscar nomination.
Disney has several reboots of classic tales on the horizon, including retellings of “The Jungle Book »
- Justin Kroll
Yet another famous face is being linked to Disney's highly anticipated, live-action Beauty and the Beast! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan McGregor is in talks to star as the one and only Lumiere in the upcoming flick. The 44-year-old Scottish actor has yet to officially land the role, but we can see him playing the gentlemanly candelabra flawlessly. The exciting (and possible, ahem, let's not get too ahead of ourselves here) casting news comes just a few weeks after news that Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline were joining the film went public, as well as the movie's release date. Emma Watson will be starring in film as Belle, of course, with Dan Stevens playing »
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast is on the brink of expanding after it was confirmed that Ewan McGregor is in final discussions to star as Lumiere in the film. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news that the Scottish thespian will join the all-star ensemble as the rebellious but loveable maître d’ to the Beast. Ewan McGregor will appear alongside Emma Watson’s Belle, Dan Stevens’ Beast/Prince, Luke Evans’ Gaston, Josh Gad’s Le Fou, Ian McKellen’s Cogsworth, and Audra McDonald’s Garderobe. Lumiere is a secondary supporting character in Beauty And The Beast, and, after the prince’s castle is felled by a curse, he turns into a candelabra. The affectionate candle tree also takes the opportunity to be part of many of the musical numbers »
McGregor will play the Beast's (Dan Stevens) charming maitre'd Lumière, according to TheWrap.
The ensemble cast of characters populating the world of Beauty and the Beast includes Josh Gad as Gaston's dopey sidekick Lefou, Emma Thompson as friendly cook Mrs Potts, and Sir Ian McKellen as the butler Cogsworth.
Beauty and the Beast will debut on March 17, 2017. »
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