Luke Evans Joining Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Luke Evans - H 2015
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Luke Evans - H 2015

Emma Watson is starring in the Disney film.

Gaston has been found.

Luke Evans is in talks to star in Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as the handsome, narcissistic character.

Emma Watson is playing Belle in the film, which will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2).

Evan Spiliotopoulos wrote the script, with additional drafts by Steve Chbosky. Production on the tale of a beautiful young woman who meets a cursed prince and helps him break the spell is slated for later in 2015.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are producing Beauty and the Beast.

Evans most recently starred in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Dracula Untold. He'll next be seen in High-Rise opposite Tom Hiddleston. He's repped by WME and United Agents.