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Emma Watson Wins Twitter With Playful Messages For Her Beauty And The Beast Co-Stars

4 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The leading roles of Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast movie were only recently filled out, but these folks are already proving to be a delightful ensemble. Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, who’s playing Belle, welcomed newcomers Dan Stevens and Luke Evans into the fold with a series of charming tweets.    Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F1ghG3pvcU — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 5, 2015 Watson is thrilled that Stevens will play the Beast to her Belle, and so are we! He’s been slowly riding the wave of stardom since his days on Downton Abbey. You might’ve seen him in A Walk Among the Tombstones or Night At the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, but he impressed critics with his performance in The Guest. Ryan Gosling was »

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Week in Review: Academy considering move back to 5 Best Picture nominees

4 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The experiment has failed. The Oscars simply don’t work. And no, I’m not just continuing to vent my frustration over Boyhood losing.

For the last six years, The Academy has experimented with a different number of Best Picture nominees, starting with 10, then a variable number between five and 10 based on first place votes.

That experiment could now be coming to an end. The Hollywood Reporter floated the rumor Tuesday that the Academy is seriously considering switching back to five nominees for Best Picture, and that the motion has support with a “significant fraction of the Academy”.

This is speculation at the moment, as the Academy’s Board of Governors isn’t set to meet until March 24. That said, this year’s Oscar ratings were down by 15 percent from last year, despite having one of the year’s biggest box office hits in American Sniper up for Best Picture »

- Brian Welk

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Matthew Lewis Plays Hunky Soldier in BBC Show, Looks Nothing Like Neville Longbottom: Pic

5 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

He looks very serious here but is hilarious in #Bluestone42. Watch @Mattdavelewis on @BBCthree Monday@10pm. So Good!! pic.twitter.com/u6y1mkCyxm — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 6, 2015 Leaving his Hogwarts robes and magic wand behind! Matthew Lewis may have risen to fame as a child star in the Harry Potter movies, but the British actor has an exciting new gig and is now all-grown up and looking nothing like Neville Longbottom.  Lewis, now 25, landed a starring role in the BBC dramedy Bluestone 42, which returns for its third season on [...] »

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Dan Stevens to monster Emma Watson in live-action Beauty and the Beast

10 hours ago | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Disney’s live action remake of the classic fairytale will star the Downton Abbey aristo as the spellbound prince opposite the Harry Potter star as Belle

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens is in talks to take the title role in Disney’s forthcoming live action Beauty and the Beast remake, according to the Hollywood Reporter. If negotiations are successful, he will star opposite Harry Potter’s Emma Watson, who is taking her first lead role in a major film since the wildly successful series of fantasy films which made her name.

Stevens, who plays Matthew Crawley in the British TV drama and also starred in 2014 action movie The Guest, will portray the Beast/prince in the fairytale adaptation. Watson, who will play Belle, appeared to confirm the casting on Twitter.

Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F1ghG3pvcU

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Emma Watson Welcomes 'Beauty and the Beast' Co-stars on Twitter

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emma Watson took to Twitter to welcome her Beauty and the Beast co-stars. Watson, who is set to play Belle, was gushing in her happiness that former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has been cast as the Beast. She also gave Luke Evans, set to play the villainous Gaston, a very French welcome. Though Evans and Stevens are yet to be confirmed in the roles, both sent out tweets that all but confirmed their participation. Evans tweeted "why thank you Belle!!" back to Watson along with a side by side picture of himself and the animated Gaston. Stevens tweeted

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Aww! The Beauty and the Beast Cast Congratulated Each Other With Cute Tweets

5 March 2015 12:20 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It's been a while since we found out Emma Watson joined Beauty and the Beast, but this week, even more casting news surfaced! Regardless of your reaction to the additions of Dan Stevens and Luke Evans, one thing's for sure: Emma Watson is thrilled, and her new costars are, too. Keep reading to see how all of them reacted to the news and congratulated each other on Twitter. Source: Getty / Mike Marsland / Vera Anderson / Samir Hussein »

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9 actors who have left Downton Abbey for better... or worse

5 March 2015 12:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

For many actors, Downton Abbey was their first big break in television.

But not everyone can be a Lord Grantham or a Carson. For many - whether they chose to leave or were written out - their fortunes changed after exiting the ITV drama.

So after the news that Dan Stevens has joined Beauty and the Beast, Digital Spy looks at the careers (so far!) of 9 actors who have bowed out of Highclere Castle...

1. Ed Speleers

After starring in series three, four and five of Downton, Ed Speleers left Jimmy Kent behind for another role in a big budget British TV drama.

We most recently saw him in the part of Edward Seymour in Wolf Hall, and he will also star in upcoming films Remainder and Howl. Most prominently, he's been cast alongside Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter in Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.

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

5 March 2015 12:00 PM, PST | 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

5 March 2015 11:19 AM, PST | 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, »

- Shannon-Vestal

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Dan Stevens Cast as The Beast Opposite Emma Watson In Live-Action "Beauty And The Beast"

5 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Sexy Beast!  Disney's life-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" has cast the titular Prince-turned-monster, who will star opposite Emma Watson's Belle in the highly-anticipated flick. "Downton Abbey" alum Dan Stevens will play the brooding Beast in the flick. The Hollywood Reporter announced the news on Wednesday and we have to say, he definitely looks the part.  With his striking blue eyes, we can definitely see a resemblance. And he'll look pretty good as the prince too! The "Harry Potter" star also seems pretty thrilled by the casting news, she extended a welcome to her new costar via Twitter on Thursday.   Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast pic.twitter.com/F1ghG3pvcU — Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 5, 2015 Emma previously said she's be taking singing lessons for the film -- so it sounds like this one will be a full on musical. »

- tooFab Staff

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

5 March 2015 9:00 AM, PST | 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. »

- Shannon-Vestal

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

5 March 2015 8:34 AM, PST | 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! »

- Rachel West

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Dan Stevens and Luke Evans to Join Emma Watson in Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

5 March 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I am still trying to figure out my thoughts on this new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the latest in the line of live-action versions of classic Disney films. I do love that 1991 Best Picture nominee, as it is probably my favorite animated film of all time, and I do not want to see it tampered with. However, the musical fan in me is okay with revivals, so why should this not get another goc They have already brought on their Belle in Emma Watson. Now they need to bring on the Beast and Gaston, and the two men they've chosen have a strange thing in common: their last names are just plural first names. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Stevens (The Guest) will take on the titular Beast role, and The Hobbit's Luke Evans will play the pompous and villainous Gaston (via Variety). Even though I have »

- Mike Shutt

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

5 March 2015 7:20 AM, PST | 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, Luke Evans Set to Join Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

5 March 2015 7:20 AM, PST | 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

5 March 2015 6:38 AM, PST | 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.  »

- Lindsey Weber

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

5 March 2015 4:30 AM, PST | 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 Will Play Beast Alongside Emma Watson and Luke Evans in Disney's Live-Action Beauty and the Beast!

5 March 2015 4:30 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The rumors are true! Shortly after it was revealed that Luke Evans will be playing Gaston in Walt Disney Pictures' live-action Beauty and the Beast, the studio confirmed that Dan Stevens has been cast as Beast. Stevens hinted at his participation Wednesday, tweeting a graphic that said "Beast Mode." Emma Watson, who was cast as Belle in January, welcomed her co-stars via Twitter Thursday. "Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast," she wrote, including a photo. Watson also tweeted a picture of Evans, writing, " Bonjour Gaston! Welcome! #BeautyAndTheBeast." Oh My Disney listed four reasons it thinks Stevens, of Downton Abbey »

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

5 March 2015 4:23 AM, PST | 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 »

- Brendon Connelly

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'Downton Abbey' Star Dan Stevens Joins 'Beauty and the Beast' -- But Who's Playing Gaston?

5 March 2015 3:58 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Dan Stevens will play Beast to Emma Watson's Belle, but he's not the only UK heartthrob cast in the upcoming Disney film.

In the live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast, the Downton Abbey star takes on the role of Watson's love interest, while Fast & Furious 6 star Luke Evans will play the vain villain Gaston, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The classic fairy tale tells the story of a cursed prince (Stevens) and a beautiful young woman (Watson), who helps him break the spell that's turned him into a beast.

It's yet to be determined if the film will be a musical, but Watson did imply that there would be singing when she confirmed her role in the movie this past January. "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' »

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