Walt Disney Pictures has been busy lately! Not only did they find their Beast and Gaston, but now it appears they’ve found two more characters! Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle’s father Maurice! Not to be forogtten, Josh Gad was also announced to be playing Lefou. As previously reported, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince, respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.
The studio also announced that the film will be released in in 3D on March 17, 2017
Production begins in May at Shepperton Studios in London.