Disney’s casting director for their newest adaptation of the fairytale classic basically needs to cast everything. With every announcement there has been a unanimous ‘YES!’ and it’s kinda crazy perfect to see this cast form. We’re excited to be their guests and this Beauty and the Beast Cast is definitely why:
We got Emma Watson confirmed about a month ago, which was just perfection in every which way. She grew up portraying the smart and resilient Hermione in the Harry Potter film franchise. Not only that, but off screen she became an advocate for gender equality in partnership with the U.N. and the HeForShe campaign.
For the brutish and patriarchal Gaston, Luke Evans was cast. We’ve seen him recently in Dracula Untold and before then he was the villain in Furious 6. He has the brawn, that’s for sure and can totally fit in this role with his period piece experience.
Josh Gad is going to kill it as Lefou. We already know he can sing from his performances in Book of Mormon and Frozen. Can’t wait to see him knock out the ‘Gaston’ number. He looks like a total side-kick too and fits with Evans.
If you don’t know who Dan Stevens is yet, trust me you will. Downton Abbey fans, will recognize him as Matthew Crawley from the hit BBC show. His breakout role is in last year’s indie camp thiller The Guest, as a charming stranger who comes into town and into the lives of a family that takes him in but maybe should not have. In that Stevens showed that he could be sweet and kind but also cruel and down right beastly.
Maurice And Mrs. Potts:
Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts is just utterly delightful. Such an amazing selection short of Angela Lansbury herself. And Kevin Kline as Maurice? He’s kooky and strange so it’s a perfect match!
While the rest of the cast has yet to be announced we definitely have one huge request for a very specific show-stopping character.
Our dream cast for Lumiere would be too amazing to pass up and it’s hard to think of another possibility. He’s got tall and lanky down. Plus he also has some amazing moves and the charisma to top if off.
Yes, its none other than TOM HIDDLESTON:
So much yes! He’d be incredible plus he also has singing chops and could probably do the accent. Did we mention that he and Dan Stevens are friends? Here’s a super cute picture of the two.
So come on Disney and your wonderful casting wizard for this movie. MAKE IT SO!!!!!!
Are you excited for Beauty and the Beast? Any other suggestion for who’d you like to see in the cast to round out the players? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check back here for any updates on who is officially announced for the movie.