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Ewan’s voicing Lumiere in the Live Action version of the upcoming Beauty and the Beast. Here’s the first image of Lumiere and Cogsworth:
Directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, and Stanley Tucci, Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17, 2017.
Here’s the first look at Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast“. Set to be released on March 17, 2017.
Ewan McGregor voices Lumiere.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon from a screenplay by TBD based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
Disney’s upcoming live-action musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast has found its Lumiere in Ewan McGregor, who is nearing a deal to play the enchanted castle’s resident maître d’ in the March 2017 film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Lumiere, of course, is the suave Frenchman-turned-candelabra who sings the showstopping “Be Our Guest” (among other notable songs). The womanizing candlestick holder is often side by side with his vastly more uptight cohort, Cogsworth, played in the film by Ian McKellen.
The showy role was the last major question mark in the buzzy 3D project, which will star Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Garderobe. Bill Condon will direct with a script by Stephen Chbosky and new songs (in addition to Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s originals from the 1991 animated film) by Menken and Tim Rice.
Beauty and the Beast is a return to the movie-musical for McGregor, who memorably sang as a lovelorn writer in 2001’s Moulin Rouge!