Revealed: Emma Watson's cast mates for Beauty and the Beast

Revealed: Emma Watson's cast mates for Beauty and the Beast

Emma Thompson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen and more

Editor: Buro 24/7

The upcoming live action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast is set to see Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and more on the silver screen. Discover the full cast and the characters they will play here...

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.

Can't wait for you to be our guest.

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