Earlier we announced that Luke Evans was set to play Gaston in Disney’s live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ and now we have some more casting news—and this is beast-sized big!
Are you ready?
Dan Stevens (of Downton Abbey) is in negotiations to take on the role of the Beast. He’ll be staring opposite Emma Watson, who will play Belle.
What do you think of this casting? We have to admit: He does have large, dazzling, blue eyes, and with the right styling we can totally see it.
Breaking Dawn part 1 & 2 director Bill Condon will direct the live-action ‘Beauty and the Beast‘ retelling, which begins production later tis year. The script was penned by Evan Spiliotopoulos, and redrafted by Steve Chbosky.
This was Dan’s first tweet after the news dropped:
— Dan Stevens (@thatdanstevens) March 5, 2015