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Frozen star Josh Gad signs up for Disney's new Beauty And The Beast
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Frozen star Josh Gad signs up for Disney's new Beauty And The Beast

Josh Gad, star of Frozen and The Wedding Ringerlooks set to star in Disney's new live action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gad looks set to take the role of La Fou, the bumbling sidekick to Gaston, the film's muscle bound villain. Gaston will be played by Dracula Untold star Luke Evans, with Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens signed up to play the role of Beast/The Prince. 

Emma Watson has already signed on to play Belle in the movie, which is to be a live action remake of the 1991 animated classic. Both Emma Thompson and Timothy Spall are also reportedly in negotiations to join the cast. 

Bill Condon, who directed both of the final parts of The Twilight Saga and is currently in post-production on Mr. Holmes,which stars Ian McKellen (you can see the trailer here), will direct the film, which will go into production later this year. 

You can watch our interview with Gad where he opens up about his role on The Wedding Ringer below.

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