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Movie News: 'Beauty and the Beast' Nabs Its Beast and Villain; 'Barbie' Movie Secures 'Juno' Writer

4 hours ago | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (The Guest, TV's Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty. Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) is set to direct; what's not yet known is whether the new version will feature song and dance numbers, as in Disney's 1991 animated musical edition. [Heat Vision/Variety]   Barbie: Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody (Juno) will rewrite the screenplay for Barbie, inspired by the much-beloved doll. Sony Pictures hopes that the live-action movie will become a franchise; producer Walter Parkes says the hire "signals we're going for a legitimately contemporary tone.&quot...

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3 Questions We Have About the Beauty and the Beast Live-Action Movie

4 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast added some key players to its cast this week when Dan Stevens was cast as the Beast and Luke Evans signed on for Gaston. They joined the perfectly picked Emma Watson as Belle, and while we couldn't be more excited about the stars of the film, we realize we have several burning questions, not the least of which is, 'Wait, what is this movie?!' Join as us we muse about the unanswered questions of the Beauty and the Beast movie. How musical will it be? When Emma Watson was cast, we got excited because she gushed about the news on Facebook, saying, "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'." However, Disney has not confirmed whether the film will actually be a musical, »

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Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast

7 hours ago | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

With Disney's live-action version of Cinderella hitting theaters this month, we're even more excited to look forward to the next retelling, a live-action Beauty and the Beast. With the perfect casting of Emma Watson as Belle already, Disney has just cast the film's villain and its titular love interest! Check out the earliest casting details ahead, and stay tuned for more news on the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon. »

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Dan Stevens and Luke Evans join Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

7 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Beauty has found her Beast!

Former “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens has signed on to play the Beast opposite Emma Watson in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

The casting rumour mill has run rampant since it was announced that Watson would be taking the lead as Belle.  Though Stevens didn’t make our list of actors we’d like to take on the role of the cursed prince, we have to agree that he’s got the icy blue eyes that the animated Beast has in the 1991 film.  If his performance in the recent horror flick The Guest is any indication, he’s got that menacing growl down pat too.  

Of course, every fairytale needs its villain, and the raw egg-eating mob-leading Gaston is a very fine foe indeed.  And now we’ve got a face to go with the burly and brawny, intimidating specimen that is Gaston: Luke Evans! »

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Mr. Holmes Trailer: Ian McKellan is Old Sherlock

8 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The acclaimed new film reunites McKellan with 'Gods and Monsters' director Bill Condon

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Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Set to Join Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

8 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It appears Beauty has found her Beast - as well as his egotistical antagonist, Gaston. Dan Stevens and Luke Evans are both in talks to join the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, which will star Emma Watson in the lead role as Belle. Stevens would play Beast, while Evans would take the role of the villainous Gaston. While this latest casting news is yet to be official, Watson, 24, celebrated both of her would-be costars Thursday on Twitter: Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F »

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Dan Stevens, Luke Evans Set to Join Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

8 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It appears Beauty has found her Beast - as well as his egotistical antagonist, Gaston. Dan Stevens and Luke Evans are both in talks to join the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, which will star Emma Watson in the lead role as Belle. Stevens would play Beast, while Evans would take the role of the villainous Gaston. While this latest casting news is yet to be official, Watson, 24, celebrated both of her would-be costars Thursday on Twitter: Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Dan Stevens Will Be the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

9 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

The Hollywood Reporter reports Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, a.k.a. the actor Dan Stevens, will take on (assumedly!) the heavy prosthetics of the Beast in Bill Condon's upcoming live-action adaption of Beauty and the Beast. He'll play opposite Emma Watson (Belle) and Luke Evans (Gaston), and if you still aren't quite sure your Matthew can pull off the growl, you haven't yet seen him in The Guest. Imagine the Beast played as the semi-deranged shut-in he was meant to be? We're in.  »

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Ian McKellen Does His Own Beekeeping Stunts In ‘Mr Holmes’ Teaser Trailer

10 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Mr. Holmes was one of the bright spots of this year’s Berlin Film Festival where it debuted out of competition. Director Bill Condon reteams with his Gods And Monsters star Ian McKellen who plays the 93-year-old Sherlock as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it's too late. Laura Linney plays his housekeeper and Milo Parker is her young son and Holmes… »

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Dan Stevens Makes The Perfect Monster For ‘Beauty & The Beast’

11 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From The Guest to Be Our Guest! Dan Stevens has well and truly left Downton Abbey behind with the news he’s talking to Disney to star opposite Emma Watson in the live action Beauty And The Beast.

Securing the role of The Beast will be a massive breakout role for Stevens, whose fresh-faced good looks have been nicely subverted of late in movies like A Walk Among The Tombstones. It may also test his lung capacity, with the adaptation said to be a transfer of 1991’s animated musical classic.

Welsh heartthrob Luke Evans is in the frame to play the villainous Gaston and Bill Condon is directing. Condon’s arguably an unusual choice, so we might not be getting entirely what we expect. The hiring of Kenneth Branagh to helm the critically-lauded Cinderella indicates the House of Mouse is putting real heft behind this new raft of remakes.

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Dan Stevens And Luke Evans To Play Beast And Gaston In Live Action Beauty And The Beast

11 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Bill Condon is deep in prep for a live action musical adaptation of Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast. He already poached Emma Watson for the lead role of Belle, taking her from a planned, non-musical version of the story by Guillermo Del Toro, and now he’s rounding out the leads with the Beast and Gaston, the two men who make the other corners of a rather heightened love triangle.

For Gaston, the beefcake braggard who sings songs about how great he is and can’t see past his own arrogance, Condon is looking to cast Luke Evans. The visual match is a good one, and I’m sure Evans will do a great job belting out an overblown performance.

The Beast, meanwhile, will be played by Downton Abbey and The Guest’s Dan Stevens. Presumably they’ll use performance capture for his hairier look, though nobody has »

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Ian McKellen is Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes Trailer

13 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming new Sherlock Holmes film, called "Mr Holmes," which stars Ian McKellen (X-Men) as the 93-year-old detective Holmes, as well as Laura Linney. Check out the trailer below. Plot: The story is set in 1947 and focuses on an aged (93 years old), retired Sherlock Holmes (McKellen) as he looks back on his life and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. The new movie is directed by Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters, Dreamgirls) and is expected to hit theaters this summer. Trailer: »

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Dan Stevens will be The Beast in Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast

13 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Yesterday we learned Luke Evans will be playing Gaston in Bill Condon's Beauty And The Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle, and now THR is reporting that Condon's The Fifth Estate actor and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has been cast as the titular beast. Last night Emma Watson tweeted "she could not be more happy" that Dan Stevens will be playing Beast, and Stevens also shared an image with the "Beast Mode" expression on his Twitter to »

- Jesse Giroux

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Dan Stevens to Play the Beast in Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

13 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Following yesterday's pitch perfect announcement that Luke Evans had signed up to play Gaston in Disney's live-action version of their groundbreaking animated fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast," The Hollywood Reporter has made word that Dan Stevens, formerly of "Downton Abbey" and "The Guest" (one of our very favorite films from last year) has signed on to play the titular Beast. Stevens confirmed this news via the greatest tweet ever.

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- Dan Stevens (@thatdanstevens) March 5, 2015 Stevens will play opposite Emma Watson, who will essay Belle in the Bill Condon-directed feature (set to begin filming sometime later this year), and perfectly embodies the kind of charm and ferocity required of the character. Recently we spoke to Glen Keane, the Disney animator responsible for bringing The Beast to life, and he told us who he thought should play the character in the live action remake: Tom Hardy. »

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Mr Holmes trailer: watch Ian McKellen play detective in a film about an ageing Sherlock Holmes - video

14 hours ago | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Ian McKellen stars as Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's take on Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective. Based on the book, A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, Mr Holmes sees a retired Sherlock reflecting on his past as his mind starts to deteriorate. Mr Holmes, which premiered at the Berlin film festival, is released in the UK on 19 June Continue reading »

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News Briefs: Emma Watson Gets Her Beast; 'Juno' Writer Will Take on 'Barbie'

16 hours ago | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Beauty and the Beast: Dan Stevens (TV's Downton Abbey) will star as the Beast opposite Emma Watson as Belle, aka Beauty, in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. Luke Evans (Dracula Untold, pictured right) is in talks to play the vain, villainous Gaston. Stevens (pictured left) will reunite with Bill Condon, who directed him in The Fifth Estate; what's not yet known is whether the new version will feature song-and-dance numbers like...

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Dan Stevens to play the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

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Following on from the news that Luke Evans (Dracula Untold) is in talks to play the villain Gaston, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey, The Guest) has now signed on to portray the Beast in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Stevens will join Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle in the film, which is being directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn). The film marks the latest in a string of live-action remakes of its animated classics for the House of Mouse, and follows last year’s Maleficent, this month’s Cinderella and the upcoming The Jungle Book.

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First Mr. Holmes Teaser Peaks At Mystery

17 hours ago | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Ian McKellan playing Sherlock Holmes should be all the incentive you need to see Bill Condon's new film Mr. Holmes. If that and my review from Berlinale last month are still not enough, we have the first teaser for you below.In 1947, the world's most famous detective returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the...

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Mr Holmes: first trailer for Ian McKellen Sherlock Holmes film

17 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ian McKellen is set to play an older Sherlock Holmes in Bill Condon's Mr Holmes movie. Here's the trailer...

A few images and clips of the upcoming movie Mr Holmes have been teased, but here, finally, is a full trailer for the movie. This is the project that sees Sir Ian McKellen playing an aged and retired Sherlock Holmes as he looks back on his life. Naturally, there's an unsolved case to focus on.

McKellen stars with the wonderful Laura Linney in this one, that currently has a UK release date on June 19th 2015. Bill Condon, of Gods And Monsters, Dreamgirls and the last two Twilight movies, is directing.

Without further ado, here's that trailer...

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Dan Stevens Boards Beauty And The Beast

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Emma Watson’s Belle has found her Beast. Just hours after Dracula Untold star Luke Evans came aboard Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as the villainous Gaston, Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens has been revealed to be in negotiations for the title role of the transformed prince.

The three Brits make for a thrillingly talented triumvirate in this new take, which is to be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn), with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.

Stevens’ star has been rapidly rising since his Dowton Abbey days. He recently powered Adam Wingard’s neon-soaked action thriller The Guest and also had supporting roles in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and A Walk Among the Tombstones. Beauty, though, is by far his most high-profile gig to date.

Whether this retelling is a musical or not is still unclear, though Watson »

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