Picture from Dan Stevens to Take on the Role of the Beast in New Live Action Disney Film
Disney's 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast has grossed nearly $425 million dollars worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. Now the studio behind the animation is making a live action version of the story that will star Dan Stevens as the Beast. Image ©1991 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

Dan Stevens to Take on the Role of the Beast in New Live Action Disney Film

Downton Abbey fans will see a familiar face in Disney’s new live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Dan Stevens (Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Fifth Estate) is in negotiations to play the Beast opposite Emma Watson (Harry Potter franchise, The Perks of Being a Wallflower) who will take on the role of Belle. Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and 2, Dreamgirls) takes the director’s seat.

The remake of Beauty and the Beast tells the story of a young girl who offers to take her father’s place as a prisoner in the isolated castle of a hideous beast that turns out to be a prince under a spell.

Disney’s 1991 animated version showcased the voice work of Paige O’Hara as Belle and Robby Benson as the Beast. The new production appears to be featuring an all-British cast with Emma Thompson rumored to be playing Mrs. Potts. The film is scheduled to release in 2016 and continues Disney’s efforts to update the studio’s animated fairytales into live action versions.

 

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Beauty and The Beast

Beauty and The Beast

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney's animation comes to life.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Keeping history alive.

Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection

Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection

The magic goes on and on...

Dreamgirls

Dreamgirls

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

The Harry Potter Wizard Collection

The Harry Potter Wizard Collection

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone