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Final major cast member of Disney's Beauty and the Beast revealed

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We've been closely reporting who will play the major roles in the new Beauty and the Beast film for months and finally we can reveal the final member of the enchanted family.

Ewan McGregor has been confirmed to play smooth-talking candlestick Lumiere. 

Lumiere is one of the movie’s major supporting roles, appearing in multiple musical numbers including the solo performance of "Be Our Guest". McGregor last sang onscreen in 2001 in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and we can't wait to see what he does with the famous dining anthem. 

It was also announced that Stanley Tucci will  come on board the film to play new character, Cadenza, a grand piano who is described as a neurotic maestro.

He will join the legendary Sir Ian McKellen who is to play the slightly uptight, incredibly loyal and very British clock Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as the much loved character Mrs Potts.

Ewan McGregor will become Lumiere

Ewan McGregor will become Lumiere

Last week the first ever photo of the cast was shared online by Josh Gad (to play Lefou, Gaston's bumbling sidekick), of himself alongside (from left) Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens (the Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Belle's father, Maurice).

 

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Emma Watson was one of the first stars confirmed to come on board the Disney remake in January 2015, taking the lead role of Belle. 

She has since revealed what she's most nervous about in playing the iconic character. “I sing, so that’s really unexpected. I’ve never had to do that for a film role before, and I think people will be interested to see me do something very different like that...It gives me a different challenge, really. That’s terrifying in and of itself!”

Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth

Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth

The film has also been given a release date of 17 March 2017 (exactly two years from today).

Music fans will also be happy to know that eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken - who won two Academy Awards for composing the original score for the 1991 animated classic - will also create music for the film.

Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts

Emma Thompson as Mrs Potts

The live action reboot of the 1991 classic - which will feature no animation -  tells the tale of Belle, who lives in a small French village and ends up a prisoner of the Beast in his castle after she offers herself up instead of her father, who had been captured by the Beast.

Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice.

Kevin Kline as Belle's father Maurice

But the castle has an enchantment on it. The Beast is a prince, who was turned into a monster by an enchantress after his arrogant nature turns her away from his castle believing she was a beggar woman. All of his staff have also been turned into household items too. However, he will break the spell if he finds true love.

Dan Stevens as the Beast

Dan Stevens and the Beast

Luke who plays the arrogant Gaston will vie for Belle’s affections, even though she constantly turns him down.

Bill Condon is set to direct, who was behind Dreamgirls as well as the Twilight movies, and the script has been written by Steve Chbosky who wrote the screenplay for The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Emma originally announced that she was set to play the iconic character in a post on her Facebook page:

Luke Evans

Luke Evans and Gaston

 

Dan Stevens also made his reveal on social media, posting up the news about his Beastly role earlier this month:

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