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"Well now, what shall we dress you in?" It looks like Broadway actress Audra McDonald may be taking over the lovable role of the singing wardrobe in Disney's live- action adaption of Beauty and the Beast. The 44-year-old is in talks to join an impressive cast including Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans as the narcassistic Gaston and Josh Gad who will be playing Gaston's witty sidekick Le Fou. Bill Condon will direct the live-action film and base it closely on the 1991 animated classic that many hold near and dear to their hearts. For those who have forgotten, Wardrobe first meets Belle in the after she is imprisoned in the Beast's castle. »
“How to Get Away With Murder” star Matt McGorry plays a certified bro on the hit ABC series, but the actor is developing a passion for gender equality in his personal life. McGorry won hearts and social media impressions in early March when he sang praises of Sheryl Sandberg’s modern feminist tome “Lean In,” and in a recent chat with TheWrap where he discussed long-term goals to understand equality among the sexes –and how Hollywood activist Emma Watson brought him to tears. “I had a really amazing and powerful day a couple weeks ago, where I read Sheryl Sandberg »
- Matt Donnelly
Audra McDonald is in line to join the cast of Disney's live-action remake of Beauty & The Beast.
McDonald is to play Garderobe - the French word for wardrobe - one of the cursed inhabitants of the Beast's castle, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The live-action film, which will be directed by Bill Condon, is said to be a close remake of the 1991 animated classic.
Production on Beauty & The Beast begins in May at London's Shepperton Studios with a provisional release date of March 17, 2017. »
Vincent D’Onofrio is in talks to play the villain in Antoine Fuqua's upcoming "Magnificent Seven" remake in the works at MGM and Sony. The original film centered on seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws.
Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke are also on board the project which John Lee Hancock and Nic Pizzolatto penned. Filming is slated to begin next month. D'Onofrio will soon be seen in Netflix's "Daredevil" series and starring alongside Pratt in June's "Jurassic World". [Source: Variety]
Bill Hader has joined the cast of the Steven Spielberg directed film adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 kids novel "The Bfg" at Walden Media and DreamWorks Studios. The project will be shot shortly in Vancouver.
Hader will star as one of the giants in the tale about a little girl who leads a friendly giant and »
- Garth Franklin
Emma Watson, an advocate of feminism and gender equality, has been made No. 1 on a men's lifestyle magazine's list of women...but not the kind of list you may be thinking of. The 24-year-old Harry Potter alum tops the 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015 roster posted on AskMen, which strives to "empower young men to become someone they would admire." In past years, the website had posted a list of Top 99 Most Desirable Women for the past 15 years. Last year's featured Watson as No. 5. "This year's list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking," said publisher James Bassil. "We wanted to steer away from »
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 added several new actors to the roster, in addition to 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! »
Safe to say – it's been an "Outstanding" year for Emma Watson!
The British beauty has been crowned the Most Outstanding Woman of 2015 by AskMen.
Photos: Emma Watson Over The Years
This year's Top 99 Most Outstanding Women list veers from the publication's Most Desirable list from years past.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
Emma Watson has taken the number one spot on the AskMen Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015 list, the online publication announced Thursday. Ufc champion and actress Ronda Rousey came in just behind Watson. Rousey most recently defended her title belt in just fourteen seconds against Cat Zingano. She also appeared in “Expendables 3” and will play herself in the upcoming “Entourage” movie. Amal Clooney, the human rights lawyer who recently married George Clooney, made the top 10. The new Mrs. Clooney has an extensive career in law and diplomatic work, including taking part in a three-person Un commission that investigated »
- Joe Otterson
Shailene Woodley will receive the MTV Movie Awards' Trailblazer honour.
President of MTV Stephen Friedman described the 23-year-old actress as "one of the most talented actresses of this generation".
He continued: "Whether baring her soul in emotionally charged roles in The Descendants and The Fault in Our Stars or igniting our imagination in sci-fi blockbusters like Insurgent, Shailene has raised the bar for actresses navigating diverse and challenging roles professionally, while personally remaining down-to-earth and accessible to her fans."
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Daniel Radcliffe has transitioned successfully from leading boy to leading man with films like The Woman in Black and Kill Your Darlings. Emma Watson has focused on working with interesting directors like Sophia Coppola and Darren Aronofsky. So, that accounts for two of the three leads from the Harry Potter film franchise, but where’s Rupert Grint? We’ve spotted him at SXSW! He’s starring in the new comedy Moonwalkers, a drug-fueled, hyper-violent, swinging-sixties story of CIA agent Kidman (played by Ron Perlman), deeply troubled by visions of those he’s killed in foreign wars, who’s sent across the pond to solicit the assistance of Stanley Kubrick to fake the moon landing in case the real one goes awry. Inept hustler Jonny (Grint, feeling 100...
- John Gholson
Shailene Woodley has been tapped to receive the MTV Trailblazer Award, which "recognizes actors who are blazing a distinctive and innovative path for their Hollywood peers," at the MTV Movie Awards in April, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The 23-year-old will be presented with the honor by Miles Teller, with whom she previously co-starred in The Spectacular Now (2013) and Divergent (2014) and with whom she is now appearing in the sci-fi thriller Insurgent. The award's previous recipients were Emma Watson, Emma Stone and Channing Tatum. "Shailene Woodley is one of the most talented actresses
- Scott Feinberg
Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson has graced screens since 2001 with the start of her acting career in Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone. Since then, you have seen her grow up and transform into an extremely talented and beautiful young lady that everyone wants to befriend and live happily ever after with.
Although Watson tends to live a peaceful lifestyle away from the invasions of the paparazzi, her recent position of a Un Goodwill Ambassador For Women has shot her back into the public eye with her involvements in the HeForShe campaign. Emma continues to inspire men and women across the globe with her words of wisdom in striving to make the world a much fairer place for everyone, alongside her fine choices in fashion.
Thank you Emma, for showing the world that being intelligent and stylish is a perfect alternative to being controversial and lewd (cough »
- Sara Weir
Red Nose Day is coming to the U.S. NBC will introduce Americans to the long-time U.K. charity tradition with a three-hour live telethon on May 21.
Variety reports Christina Aguilera, Jon Hamm, and Sienna Miller have already begun promoting the New York-based event, which will feature comedy sketches, standup sets, musical performances and celebrity appearances.
Launched 30 years ago by Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary director Richard Curtis, the drive raises money for various charities and attempts to raise public awareness about the plight of underprivileged people living throughout the world. The U.S. effort will donate proceeds to 12 charities that help young people in the U.S., Africa, Asia, and Latin American, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the Vaccine Alliance, Children’s Health Fund, and United Way.
As in the U.K., people will be encouraged to buy red clown noses to don on May 21 to show solidarity with the cause. »
- A.R. Wilson
Movie News - Emma Thompson will play Mrs. Potts in Disney's live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'. The 55-year-old actress will star in the role that was voiced by Angela Lansbury in the 1991 original animated film, while Kevin Kline has been lined up to play Maurice, Belle's father. What's more, Disney has confirmed the eagerly-awaited movie will feature songs from the original film, as well as new tunes written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. The casting of the award-winning actress comes after it was announced former 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson would take on the lead role of Belle in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney classic. Emma, 24, could barely contain her excitement about playing the iconic princess in the Bill Condon-directed picture when she broke the news to her fans on her Facebook page. She said: ''I'm finally able to tell you... that »
We have a Beauty (that would be Emma Watson). We have a Beast (that’d be Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens). We also have Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Kevin Kline as Belle’s father, Maurice, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Can we all agree that whoever is casting Disney’s upcoming live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is absolutely Nailing it? We don’t want to step on any toes, but we have a few suggestions for the rest of the cast:
Jean Dujardin as Lumiere
Dujardin was born to play the charming French candelabra. We literally cannot think of anyone who is more perfect for this part. And it’d be a good return to U.S. cinema, after mostly French films following his Oscar win for The Artist.
Gary Oldman as Cogsworth
A couple of actors immediately came to mind Cogsworth -- Nathan Lane has the »
Disney has announced that Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad have signed on to star in the studio’s upcoming remake of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast, which is being directed by Bill Condon.
Thompson is set for the role of Mrs. Potts, while Kline will portray Belle’s father Maurice and Josh Gad will play Le Fou, sidekick to the villainous Gaston. The villain himself is being played by Luke Evans, while Dan Stevens will play the Beast alongside Emma Watson as Belle.
Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17th 2017 and is one of several upcoming live-action Disney adaptations, with Cinderella opening in the UK later this month [read our review here] and The Jungle Book and Dumbo also on the horizon.
- Gary Collinson
It's somewhat amazing to realize that the release calendar for March 2017 is now complete with four different tent poles. The next (and potentially final) "Wolverine" is slated for March 3,* Legendary Pictures will bring forth their version of the King of the Apes in "Kong: Skull Island" on March 10, "Divergent" will end its cinematic run with "The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2" on March 24 and, surprise, Walt Disney Pictures' live action "Beauty and the Beast" will now open on March 17. Can you guess which one will garner the most attention? *A Hugh Jackman movie opening less than two weeks after the Oscars? It didn't work for "Chappie," but, boy that would be an incredibly convenient time for him to host again, wouldn't it? On Monday, Walt Disney Studios confirmed "Beauty's" release date and the impressive cast which had leaked to the press over the past few months. Emma Watson will play Belle, »
- Gregory Ellwood
With Cinderella opening to sizeable business in the Us over the weekend, Disney's continued plan to bring classic animated stories to live action won't be slowing down. We've got a new Jungle Book film coming soon, whilst Tim Burton has been linked with directing Dumbo. And then there's the live action take on 1991's Beauty And The Beast, which will be going before the cameras shortly.
The cast for the film has fallen into place over the last week.
Emma Watson will be playing Belle, whilst Downton Abbey and The Guest star Dan Stevens is to be Beast. Luke Evans will be taking on the role of villainous Gaston, whilst Josh Gad is his sidekick LeFou. Belle's father, Maurice? That role has gone to Kevin Kline, and »
The “Nothing to Lose” remix from the upcoming Empire season finale will be your new favorite song. [E!] The live-action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts will be released March 17, 2017. Disney is now testing out the Be Our Guest breakfast eatery for a limited time. [Variety/Orlando Sentinel/People] Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder exposes her own sex tape while taping the reunion show. [TMZ] Royals star Elizabeth Hurley plays 51 Questions. [BuzzFeed] Ryan Seacrest Productions launches the game show Babushka, its first international series. [Variety] Paula Deen swears she can make Nick Lachey fart through silk on Big Morning Buzz Live.
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- Taylor Ferber
Hot on the heels on the recent success of their live-action Cinderella adaptation, Disney has now given a release date for the live action version of Beauty and the Beast. Come inside to see when it'll be hitting the big screen.
Cinderella has had a very successful weekend at the box office, and it's slew of positive reviews have only shown that Disney can turn their classic stories into popular new flicks. While Beauty and the Beast has been announced for a while now, with the cast in place, and production ready to go, the House of Mouse has set a March 17, 2017 release date for the film. That's pretty much exactly two years from now.
Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. Emma Watson »
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