Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dan Stevens and Luke Evans join live action Beauty and the Beast

After the initial announcement that Emma Watson would be Belle in Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, the film briefly went dark again. Other than knowing it would contain the original Howard Ashman and Alan Menken songs, we still don't know much about this film - but now we know a little more. It's been reported that Dan Stevens and Luke Evans are both in talks to play The Beast and Gaston, respectively.

Stevens is a no brainer - the british actor has already basically played a prince on Downton Abbey, and we know from last year's The Guest that he has the intensity to play The Beast at his worst. Evans is a little tougher of a sell - we've never seen him display the kind of comedic range necessary for Gaston. It'll be interesting to see the final product when the film releases in the next few years.

UPDATE: Important question just occured to me! Does Luke Evans have enough hair and/or antlers for this part? Inquiring minds need to know!

DOUBLE UPDATE: It's not been confirmed by Emma Watson's twitter, both gentlemen are on board! Check out her adorable tweets below.

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