By Beatrice Verhoeven
Josh Gad shared the first photo of The Beauty and the Beast cast on Instagram Tuesday. The witty caption, “Can’t wait for you to be our guest,” references Lumiere’s famous song, “Be Our Guest.”
Beauty and the Beast is set to be released on March 17, 2017, and also stars Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
TheWrap was the first to report that Watson was cast in the live-action musical as Belle. Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is directing the film, which is based on a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who worked with Watson on the 2012 movie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.