Interesting casting news regarding Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beat remake. The brilliant Sir Ian McKellen can now add being a piece of furniture to his resume alongside playing a wizard, Mutant, film director, Nazi teacher… and the list goes on. He’ll be playing butler turned Cogsworth the Clock after The Beast screwed it up for everybody and got a curse placed on the entire habitants of his castle. The witch committed a pretty dog act if you ask me!
The 75-year-old joins previously announced cast members Emma Watson (Belle), Daniel Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Audra McDonald (Singing Wardrobe), Kevin Kline (Maurice) and Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts).
Production is set to begin later this year with Bill Condon taking the role of directing, and Disney Studios looking at the release date of March 17, 2017. Seems the next few years cinemas will be oversaturated with live-action reboots with the studio also making The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio, Pete’s Dragon and Winnie the Pooh.
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