Disney’s Beauty and the Beast casting Dan Stevens as the Beast

Dan Stevens, the breakout actor of Downton Abbey and last year’s cult action movie The Guest, is in negotiations to play the Beast in Disney’s live-action retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Stevens will join Emma Watson, who is playing Belle, while Luke Evans is in talks to play the vain villain Gaston.

Bill Condon is directing what is turning out so far to be an all-British cast production while David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman are producing

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)