Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has reeled in two more actors. Sir Ian McKellen and Gugu Mbatha-Raw have joined the film’s cast which includes Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline. Sir Ian McKellen is set to play the role of the clock, Cogsworth, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is set to play the feather duster named Plumette, according to Variety.
I have no problem with Gugu Mbatha-Raw being in this film as she has shown a musical side in the film, Beyond the Lights. Regarding Sir Ian McKellen, I personally find that a very amusing choice to play Cogsworth, not necessarily in a bad way or a good way; I just find it amusing. All I’m thinking of right now is:
Anyway, the film is set to be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Mr. Holmes) and set to be released on March 17, 2017.
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Mark is a self-professed animation fanatic and Disnerd having cultivated a predilection towards animated films during his childhood. His favorite animation studio is Disney and his favorite animated film of all time is Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Other animated films that he loves include The Lion King, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Robin Hood, The Jungle Book, The Adventures of Tintin, The Peanuts Movie, Monsters, Inc., and Inside Out, amongst many others.