Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Latest ReDo

A title character is cast.

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

Stevens will join Emma Watson, who is playing Belle, the "Beauty" in the title, 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. ...

When Diz Co. mines the library, they drill down to everything. The remakes of Walt-era animated features has temporarily ended as they chisel gold from the Katzenberg-era features.

I'm waiting for the company to tackle Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Of course, a couple of other movie companies have already beaten them to it.


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