Ian McKellen to star in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Ian McKellen will star as the Beast's loyal butler Cogsworth in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast".

By: Press Trust of India | Los Angeles | Published:April 11, 2015 5:04 pm
Ian McKellen, Beauty and the Beast ‘The Hobbit’ star Ian McKellen has joined Emma Watson to star in Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast”.

‘The Hobbit’ star Ian McKellen has joined Emma Watson to star in Disney’s live action “Beauty and the Beast”.

The actor, who portrayed Gandalf in the Peter Jackson’s movies, will star as the Beast’s loyal butler Cogsworth, who is turned into a clock due to a curse, reported Variety.

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Dan Stevens has been previously cast as the Prince, Watson will star as Belle, Luke Evans will star as Gaston, Josh Gad will portray Gaston’s sidekick LeFou, and Emma Thompson will portray Mrs Potts.

Other cast members include Kevin Kline as Belle’s father.

Bill Condon is directing the movie from a script written by Stephen Chbosky.

The film is slated to release on March 17, 2017 in the US.

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