The upcoming Live Action Beauty and the Beast Movie still has a few roles to cast before beginning production in May at the Shepperton Studios in London. I am happy to share that Broadway actress Audra McDonald is in talks with Disney, for the role of the singing wardrobe, Garderobe (french definition of the word, wardrobe).
If she is chosen, she will join Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (Le Fou). In the original Disney movie, the wardrobe meets Belle when she is locked up in the Castle. I am looking forward to seeing all the different characters come to life, since director Bill Condon has commented that the live action film will be based on the 1991 animated classic full of lively and favorite characters.
Audra McDonald who has already won six Tonys, would be an ideal addition to the film, adding her experience and talent as a Broadway veteran to what is sure to be another Disney hit.
Disney Studios have taken the classics and come up with incredible live action movies as shown with the recent release of Cinderella. Also in the various stages of production and preparation are The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Pete’s Dragon to name a few.
Your favorite Chipandco.com, Entertainment Writer wants to know — what classic would you like to see as a new live action movie? My vote goes to …
(Photo by Michael Wilson – Official Audra McDonald website)
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