This British Actor Is In Talks To Play The Beast In Beauty And The Beast… Thoughts?

The Beauty and the Beast film will have an all-British leading cast.

The cast for the Beauty and the Beast film just got more interesting… with Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens set to play the Beast.

The actor is reportedly in negotiations to play the key role in Disney’s live-action remake of the much-loved classic. Stevens will join Emma Watson who has already been confirmed as Belle, and Luke Evans who’s thought to be playing villain Gaston.

The Downton Abbey star gave a major hint that he was taking the role by posting this on Instagram…

‘It was such a big part of my growing up,’ Emma Watson said when she revealed she’d been cast as Belle. ‘It almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to “Be Our Guest” and sing “Something There.” Time to start some singing lessons.’

Will Dan Stevens make a good Beast? Let us know in the comment box below or at @marieclaireuk.

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