Revealed: Emma Watson's cast mates for Beauty and the Beast
Emma Thompson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen and more
As previously revealed by Buro 24/7 Middle East, we already know that Emma Watson will play Belle in the upcoming Disney live action version of Beauty and The Beast. Now, thanks to some research (read: Instagram stalking) we can reveal the actors that will be joining the #HeForShe pioneer in the new big budget flick.
Dan Stevens, a.k.a. Matthew Crawley from Downton Abbey will play Belle's beast, Oscar Award-winning actress Emma Thompson will play the loveable teapot Mrs. Potts, and the formidable multi award-winning Sir Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth. McKellen recently revealed that during the first read through of the script for the Bill Condon-directed motion picture made him "weepy". Sharing on Twitter: "There were clusters of white roses on the tables and a mike 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," and "It's the first time that I've heard applause at a read-through, let along a standing ovation by the end."
Luke Stevens will play Gaston, Josh Gad, who shared the below cast 'selfie' to his Instagram account will play Le Fou, Gugu Mbatha-Raw will play Plumette, Kevin Kline will assume the role of Maurice and Audra McDonald will play Madame de la Grande Bouche.