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Regardless of how you feel about Disney turning a good portion of their animated classics into live-action films, there's no denying that director Bill Condon as amassed an impressive cast for his take on Beauty And The Beast. Just last week we reported that the man who brought Magneto and Gandalf to life, Ian McKellen, joined the cast consisting of Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, and Josh Gad. Despite being nearly 2 years away from a theatrical »
- Sean Wist
McKellen said that the first get-together was a "nerve-wracking occasion" and admitted that he would "have to work hard to equal what has already been achieved".
"There were clusters of white roses on the tables and a mic for each actor so we could be heard above the music from the electronic keyboard and percussion and the glorious voices of a 30-strong choir," he said.
"They were impressive enough, until the studio lights dimmed and the chorus sprang up and danced »
Yesterday, we got our first look at the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast remake. Josh Gad, who plays Le Fou, shared a selfie that included himself alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Missing from the photo was Ian McKellen, who stars as the Beast's butler turned alarm clock Cogsworth. To make up for that, he has reported back from the set with an in-depth account of the first table read.
Beauty and the Beast will begin shooting in London very soon under the direction of Bill Condon, best known for musicals Chicago and Dreamgirls. Also participating in the cast read were Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette), though they were not pictured. The only primary character from the animated version that hasn't been cast yet is Lumiere, voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 movie.
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The actor posted a partial cast selfie to Instagram earlier today (on what also happens to be star Emma Watson’s 25th birthday) and the movie already looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun!
The only cast members missing are Emma Thompson who stars as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw who is playing Plumette, and Audra McDonald as the wardrobe Madame de la Grande Bouche. Rumours have been swirling that Oscar winner Jean Dujardin has been eyed for the role of Lumiere and we have to admit, that would pretty much be perfect casting. It was just confirmed »
- Rachel West
The cast of Beauty and the Beast have appeared in their first photo together.
Josh Gad - who will play Gaston's sidekick Le Fou in the live-action remake - shared the image on Instagram.
Can't wait for you to be our guest.
A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on Apr 14, 2015 at 11:37am Pdt
"Can't wait for you to be our guest," Gad wrote, referencing Lumiere's song 'Be Our Guest' from the original 1991 Disney animated film.
Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is quickly putting its cast together, with production slated to begin next month at Shepperton Studios in London. Earlier today, star Josh Gad, (Le Fou) shared a photo on his Instagram page, where he is pictured alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). While it isn't exactly know where this photo was taken, Josh Gad added the caption, "Can't wait for you to be our guest," which is obviously a nod to the famous "Be Our Guest" song from the original 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast.
Other cast members who aren't pictured include Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette). It isn't known how many roles have yet to be filled, but one of the primary characters from the animated version that hasn't been cast is Lumiere, »
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, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline (Last Vegas) as Belle’s father Maurice, Audra McDonald (Private Practice) as Garderobe and most recently Ian McKellen (X-Men: Days of Future Past) joined the line-up as Cogsworth.
- Scott J. Davis
Sir Ian McKellen will be starring in 'Beauty and the Beast' opposite Emma Watson and Emma Thompson. The 75-year-old actor has been announced as the latest casting for Disney's live-action film, and will be playing Cogsworth, the butler-turned-clock, according to Variety. Emma Watson will be starring as Belle, while Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs.Potts, the talking teapot. The cast will also include Luke Evans as Gaston, Dan Steven as the Beast and Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice. 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. 'Beauty and the Beast' isn't the first classic Disney film to get a live-action makeover recently, as 'Cinderella' smashed box offices this year, with Helena Bonham Carter as »
Jayma Mays ("Glee") has been cast opposite Tom Cruise in Doug Liman's fact-based, drug-pilot drama "Mena" at Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. Cruise plays Barry Seal, a pilot who was a gun runner and drug trafficker who transported contraband for the CIA and the Medellin cartel during the 1980s.
Mays will play Dana Sibota, the Assistant Attorney General of Arkansas. Foul-mouthed, unreasonable, demanding and the kind of boss everyone hates, she desperately wants to take Seal down. [Source: Deadline]
Paulson has starred in three of its first four seasons, scoring an Emmy nomination for her lead role in 'Coven'. She's also attached to star in FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" series where she plays prosecutor Marcia Clark. »
- Garth Franklin
Casting is in full swing for Disney’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast adaptation, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle – no relation) today becoming the latest addition to the all-star cast that’s led by Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. The actress, who scored Oscar buzz for her role in last year’s Beyond the Lights, will take on the supporting part of Plumette the feather duster.
Mbatha-Raw joins a cast that already boasts Watson as Belle, Stevens as the Beast, Evans as Gaston, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth the clock, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts the teapot, Josh Gad as LeFou, Kevin Kline as Maurice and Audra MacDonald as Garderobe. Interestingly, her character has undergone a name change in this take – previous adaptations have featured flirty feather dusters with the names Babette and Fifi.
- Isaac Feldberg
Looks like there will be more than one Belle in Disney and director Bill Condon’s new live-action rendering of Beauty And The Beast. We already have Emma Watson playing Belle, the beauty who wins the heart of Dan Stevens’ Beast and now Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who played a very different Belle in the eponymous drama last year, has been cast as Plumette.In the 1991 cartoon version, Plumette is the Beast’s maid, who, thanks to the dark curse that befalls everyone in his castle, is turned into a feather duster.This take on the tale boasts a great ensemble alongside Stevens, Watson and Mbatha-Raw, with Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice, Ian McKellen as talking clock Cogsworth and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. Condon is working from a script by Stephen Chbosky. The cameras will be »
The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.
From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.
Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »
- Movie Geeks
You wouldn’t think that playing a household object would be a prestigious gig. But apparently it’s good enough for the likes of Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald, and now Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw are getting on the action as well. McKellen and Mbatha-Raw are set to play Cogsworth the clock and Plumette the feather duster, respectively, in Bill Condon‘s Beauty and the Beast. […]
- Angie Han
Just a few days after actor Ian McKellen joined Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, the remake has added yet another cast member in Gugu Mbatha-Raw. The actress will portray Plumette, who was a feather duster in Disney's original animated classic Beauty and the Beast. The original 1991 movie took in over $375 million worldwide during its theatrical run, and was one of the few animated movies to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins a cast that also includes Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Josh Gad (Le Fou) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). Production is scheduled to begin later this year, with Disney already setting a March 17, 2017 release date. It isn't known how many major roles are left to be cast in this live action adaptation.
With Disney's live-action version of Cinderella such a success, we're even more excited for the next retelling - a live-action Beauty and the Beast. Disney perfectly cast Emma Watson as Belle already and has been adding to the cast steadily, in addition to giving us a release date and more new info about the movie. Get the scoop on the latest additions, along with the rest of the cast of the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon. Also, find out what we're still wondering about the movie! »
Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gadd (LeFou), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts) also star. Bill Condon is directing from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Stephen Chbosky. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are producing.
Production will begin this year for a March 17, 2017 release.
The studio’s 1991 animated feature “Beauty and the Beast” grossed more than $375 million worldwide, spawning a Broadway play and becoming the first animated film to score an Oscar nomination for best picture.
- Justin Kroll
However you feel about Disney plumbing its past fairy tales for big screen redos, there’s no denying that the studio’s casting choices for Bill Condon’s upcoming Beauty and the Beast have been spot-on. With Emma Watson in the role of Belle, and Dan Stevens and Luke Evans vying for her affections as the Beast and Gaston (respectively), the film looks increasingly like a must-see for acting aficionados. Now, the production has attracted another A-lister, with news that X-Men‘s Ian McKellen is taking on the role of Cogsworth.
In the original Disney flick, Cogsworth was the loyal butler to the Prince who was magically transformed into a clock by the same spell that turned his master into a savage beast.
- Isaac Feldberg
Last week I sat down with Josh Gad for an extended video interview. While I already posted what he said about his new FX comedy series The Comedians - which stars Gad and Billy Crystal and revolves around the two of them crafting an FX sketch series called The Billy & Josh Show where they play versions of themselves - today I’ve got him talking about a few other subjects including Frozen 2, the Frozen Broadway show, how many Olaf voicemails he's left for people, Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, and more. He’s what he had to say: [complextv contentid="htOGxmdDpa9Jc9CySRXRc_4FuYck1ewS" sitename="collider" playerid="26aa5f02d93f4c05a4546f6d5ecb59b7" adsetid="67a3ff9d3a842ae818bb9de1badc5b0" width="600" height="360" keywords=""] Josh Gad: Does he have an annual passport for life at Disneyland now? 1:20 – When did he first hear about Frozen 2? 2:55 – How many voicemails has he left as Olaf? 3:30 – Has he been contacted about the Frozen Broadway show? 4:00 – How he’s getting ready to »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The cast of the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast" is shaping up nicely, with Ian McKellan reportedly joining the ensemble.
Variety reports that the veteran actor will be playing Cogsworth, a butler-turned-clock in the Beast's enchanted castle. He joins the previously-announced Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, and Emma Thompson.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw has also recently joined the cast, according to Variety. She'll play feather duster Plumette (also referred to as Babette and Fifi in other versions of the story), a former maid in the castle.
"Beauty and the Beast" is directed by Bill Condon, from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). The flick is expected to begin production sometime this year, with a planned release date of March 17, 2017.
Photo credit: Getty Images »
- Katie Roberts
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