Beauty And The Beast Casts Ewan McGregor As Lumiere

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Ewan McGregory (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace) is set to become Lumiere in Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast,  according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lumiere is considered the Casanova of all candelabras as his warmth and charm rubs off on Belle (to be played by Emma Watson) and he is able to help her see the beauty inside his best friend, Beast (to be played by Dan Stevens). Outside of his matchmaking abilities he also belts out the show-stopping number, "Be Our Guest."

The new film will be a remake of the 1991 animated Disney classic, not a re-imagining. It is about "a young woman who takes her father's place as a prisoner in a monstrous being's castle, only to tall in love with the creature, who turns out to be a prince."

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Beauty and the Beast will be directed by Bill Condon ("The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn"), from a script written by Stephen Chbosky. It has an official release date of March 17, 2017.