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Twitter Watch: Josh Gad Takes Selfie with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Cast!

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On Twitter, Josh Gad had this to say with with new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST cast, @joshgad:

Can't wait for you to be our guest.

Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston. Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe, and Ian McKellen will play Cogsworth.

Eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards for the 1991 animated classic, will score the new BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will feature new recordings of the original songs in addition to several new songs written by Menken and Sir Tim Rice. Bill Condon will direct from a script by Stephen Chbosky, and the film will be produced by Mandeville Films' David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.

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