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Beauty and the Beast adds Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline and Josh Gad

March 17th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Disney’s cast for the live-action Beauty and the Beast continues to grow… impressively.

With Emma Watson and Dan Stevens already on board as Belle and the Beast/Prince and Luke Evans as Gaston we’re already impressed and looking forward to it, but now the inspired addition of Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s dad, Maurice as us certified excited.

And they’ve also added Frozen star Josh Gad – Olaf – as Gaston’s sidekick Lefou.

The movie will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) and, interestingly, it will be scored by Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic and it will feature new recordings of the classic tracks from that movie as well as newly composed ones.

Disney will release Beauty and the Beast in 3D on March 17, 2017

Sources: StitchKingdom and coming soon

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….