Ewan McGregor has signed on for the role of Lumière in the live-action Beauty & The Beast film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, McGregor (pictured, via) has become well-known for his performance in the movie musical, Moulin Rouge.
McGregor joins a cast that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza. Recently, Gad shared a photo on instagram (embedded below) that features himself and four other members of the cast: Watson, Stevens, Evans, and Kline.
Like the 1991 animated movie and the hit Broadway musical, the story for this live-action project will be based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s beloved fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête.”Fairy tale fans will have quite a wait ahead of them; Disney will not release this adaptation until March 2017. (via BuzzFeed)