10:17am PT by THR Staff
Stanley Tucci Joins 'Beauty and the Beast' Cast
Stanley Tucci is joining the all-star cast of Disney's upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Tucci will play Cadenza the grand piano, a new character that will be introduced when the film hits theaters March 17, 2017.
Bill Condon's retelling of the animated Disney classic also stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast/Prince, Luke Evans as archvillain Gaston, Josh Gad as Gaston's sidekick Le Fou, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.
Tucci has starred in both the Hunger Games and Transformers franchises and most recently appeared as a recurring character in the crime drama Fortitude.
He is repped by CAA and Curtis Brown Group.
Variety first reported the news of Tucci's casting.