'Beauty and the Beast' First Look: Emma Watson, Josh Gad, Dan Stevens on Set (Photo)

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.”

The picture shows Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Dan Stevens, and Gad on set — and they all seem thrilled to begin production on the Walt Disney film.

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.

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