• ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series With Josh Gad, Luke Evans in Development at Disney Plus
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    ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Prequel Series With Josh Gad, Luke Evans in Development at Disney Plus

    Luke Evans and Josh Gad are set to reprise their roles from 2017's "Beauty and the Beast" for a prequel series at Disney Plus, Variety has confirmed. Evans will star as Gaston with Gad returning as LeFou. The untitled project, which is currently in early development, would be a musical like the film with Edward […]

  • Beauty and the Beast to feature Disney's first 'exclusively gay moment'
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    Beauty and the Beast to feature Disney's first 'exclusively gay moment'

    The live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake is set to make history on March 17 as it features Disney’s first explicitly LGBT character. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the film’s director Bill Condon confirmed that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou – as played by ‘Frozen’ star Josh Gad – harbours romantic feelings for the narcissistic villain, and it’s not just subtext. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” says Condon in the magazine’s April edition.

  • Emma Watson is magical in the new Beauty and the Beast trailer
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    Emma Watson is magical in the new Beauty and the Beast trailer

    Disney has released a spellbinding new trailer for the upcoming live action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The trailer offers the first proper look at Stevens’ motion-captured take on Beast, as well as the talking cutlery of his castle and Luke Evans’ despicable Gaston. This latest look at director Bill Condon’s film sets up the basic story as Belle (Watson) seeks to rescue her father (Kevin Kline) from Beast’s castle, and ends up a prisoner herself.

  • Gaston in live-action Beauty and the Beast to be 'more risqué' than original
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    Gaston in live-action Beauty and the Beast to be 'more risqué' than original

    Disney’s most conceited, muscle-bound narcissist Gaston is set to be even more musky and macho in the forthcoming live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. According to composer Alan Menken, there will be lines that were dropped from the original animation, as created by his late collaborator, the legendary lyricist and playwright Howard Ashman. “In Gaston, we had a treasure trove of lyrics that Howard [Ashman] had written that we did not put in the movie,” Menken told Entertainment Weekly.