It was previously announced that Emma Watson will be playing Belle in this new version of the classic fairy tale. We now have a Gaston and a Beast, so the pieces of the puzzle are assembling pretty quickly.
Beauty and the Beast, directed by Bill Condon and set for a 2016 release, is one of many Disney animated-to-live-action remakes currently in various stages of production. Cinderella (directed by Kenneth Branagh) is just around the corner. Then there's Jon Favreau's Jungle Book also coming in 2016 and we even heard rumors of Dumbo being remade (still shivering with fear over there by the way).
Does this originality excite you? And what do you think of the casting of Luke Evans as Gaston? What about Dan Stevens as the Beast? Are you willing to give Beauty and the Beast a chance?