Negotiations are in the works for the casting of our resident villain, Gaston, in Disney’s newest live-action production “Beauty and the Beast”. Luke Evans has been in talks for the role. Fans of “Beauty and the Beast” will look forward to seeing how Evans might portray the evil Gaston who after unsuccessfully trying to win the love of Belle, rallies up the townfolk to “catch the beast”.
At this time, production which will not being until later this year, as “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson with producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman and director Bill Condon on the list. Although we don’t have a release date for the movie or other characters cast yet, we can say that based on the excellent re-telling of “Cinderella”, we can expect the same or better for “Beauty and the Beast”. Other movies Disney is working on are a 3-D retelling of “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s Dragon“.
Stay tuned to upcoming news and updates on www.chipandco.com from your favorite Entertainment Writer, Loretta Garcia and don’t miss Cinderella in theatres along with the Frozen Fever short.