Beauty and the Beast Actors Revealed

Luke Evans and Dan Stevens

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The lucky actors who will play the characters of the Beast and Gaston to Emma Watson’s Belle in the Beauty and the Beast remake have been revealed.

Luke Evans, known for his roles in The Hobbit films and Dracula Untold, will play the arrogant and entitled hunter Gaston, while the charming Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame will take on the part of the troubled Beast.

Emma revealed back in January she’d be playing the role of Belle in the live action remake of the 1991 animated film.

“[Beauty and the Beast] was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There,’” the 24-year-old star posted on Facebook.

“My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons.”

“I can’t wait for you to see it.”

Emma welcomed her two new co-stars to the team with messages on Twitter.

“Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!!” she said, sharing a photo of Dan.

She followed it up a short time later with a photo of the handsome Luke.

The Disney film is expected to be released next year.