Word is making the Internet rounds that Ryan Gosling (Drive, Crazy, Stupid, Love) has been offered the role of Beast in Disney‘s live action remake starring Emma Watson as Belle, the Beauty. Watson just confirmed her involvement last month and the timing for another lead casting is just about right.
The movie will include singing which neither Watson or Gosling is known for, but that is what makes this interesting. The movie will be based off the 1991 animated hit and include all the songs.
Bill Codon (Dreamgirls) will be in the director’s chair with David Hoberman and Todd Lidberman producing. Production and principal shooting should start later this year although no release date has been announced.
Disney is on track to remake all their classic animated movies into live action movies in the next ten years. We’ve already seen Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella hits theaters this year and Jon Favreau is directing the live action Jungle Book. Word is that the next live action conversion will be The Little Mermaid.
What do you think? Is Gosling the right Beast opposite Watson?
Via: The Tracking Board