'Downton Abbey' Alum Dan Stevens to Join Emma Watson in 'Beauty and the Beast'
Luke Evans will also join the cast as Gaston.
Beauty has found her Beast!
Watson seemed pretty pleased with the casting news, writing on Twitter:
Meanwhile, Welsh actor Luke Evans (The Hobbit, Dracula Untold) has also been cast as Belle's boorish suitor Gaston.
Emma Watson similarly expressed her excitement about Evans' casting on Twitter:
Disney has not confirmed that the Bill Condon-directed update of the classic tale will be a musical, but Emma Watson wrote on her Facebook page back n January, "...it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There’. My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
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