Ryan Gosling is reportedly up for the role of the Beast opposite Emma Watson in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the “Beauty and the Beast” musical. Read on for more details on this story.
Ryan Gosling is reportedly up for the role of the Beast opposite Emma Watson who was recently reported to have been casted by Disney as Belle for their live-action adaptation of the “Beauty and the Beast” musical, according to The Tracking Board.
The Tracking Board, who had been nailing a few scoops, reports that Gosling is offered the lead role, being the studio’s top choice. The upcoming film is a remake of the 1991 animated classic and is not a re-imagining, which will see Gosling belt out the music from the animated classic. The upcoming project is to be directed by “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” helmer Bill Condon from a script by “Perks of Being the Wallflower” author, scribe and helmer Stephen Chbosky with filming set to begin later this year.
Gosling’s latest appearances are in the crime thriller “Gangster Squad,” the generational drama “The Place beyond the Pines,” and the violent revenge film “Only God Forgives.” Gosling made his directorial debut in the 2014 pic “Lost River.” Check out Gosling’s take on the Mills Brothers’ song, “You Always Hurt The One You Love” on the vid below.
The 1991 Disney animation “Beauty and the Beast” that premiered at the New York Film Festival on September 29, 1991, gained critical acclaim, scoring a rare A+ from CinemaScore, becoming a box-office success and earning over $424 million worldwide since. The animation was nominated for several awards, winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. In 2002, the pic which was described as culturally, historically or esthetically significant by the Library of Congress has been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
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