From the teaser trailer that was released a few months back to the speculation of what what the story line will entail, anticipation has been building for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The live-action adaptation of the 1991 Disney classic BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has completed all shooting and is targeted to hit theaters March 17, 2017.
With the limited information received, there has been a lot of room for speculation. Perhaps we should start with what we do know. The amazing cast that will star in this upcoming blockbuster.
EMMA WATSON | BELLE
Known as Hermione to most, Emma Watson has invoked her magic in the entertainment industry. Emma’s soft looks, gentle demeanor and feisty attitude is most certainly an excellent match for the book loving heroine.
DAN STEVENS | BEAST
Fans of “Downtown Abbey” will recognize Dan Stevens as Matthew Crawley as well as BBC’s adaptation of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Armed with dark looks, a sultry gaze and a ridiculously attractive accent, I am sure he will give the giant loving Beast a proper introduction into the world. That deep voice doesn’t hurt either.
EMMA THOMPSON | MRS. POTTS
Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson is known for her classic appearence and regal roles. Once an aspiring standup comedic, Thompson will fare well in the role of Mrs. Potts, the jolly and motherly head housekeeper of the castle.
EWAN MCGREGOR | LUMIERE
Ewan McGregor has yet to play a role that caters to a children type theme. Most of his roles have been in the STAR WARS franchise. It will be interesting to see how he portrays Lumiere, the Casanova of all candelabras; a servant in the castle.
LUKE EVANS | GASTON
Luke Evan’s career started performing on stage in London and has made headways in Hollywood blockbusters. Armed with an attitude and a sense of style, his role as the voice of stubborn and cocky Gaston is sure to be stellar.
JOSH GAD | LE FOU
Known as the voice of Olaf from a little known movie, FROZEN, Josh will be returning as Gaston’s annoying sidekick.
SIR IAN MCKELLEN | COGSWORTH
Sir Ian McKellen is an English actor with a flood of prestigious awards under his belt. Most of McKellen’s previous work entailed worked with Shakespearean themes and fantasy. Cogsworth, majordomo to the Beast, possesses a strict attitude and bossy demeanor, strikingly similar to some of McKellen’s previous roles.
I am pretty excited to see more of the storyline develop.