Emma Watson? Check. Dan Stevens? Check. Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline? Checkity check, check, check!
That’s right, Entertainment Weekly reports the two thespians have signed on for the live-action Beauty and the Beast. And based on their incomparable acting talents, we think it’s pretty obvious who Thompson and Kline will be playing. If you guessed Mrs. Potts (a.k.a. the sweet teapot) and Maurice (a.k.a. Belle’s wacky father), ding-ding-ding!
The Oscar winners bring some major cred to the project, not to mention Kline is a fantastic comic actor and there’s no one else we’d rather hear singing “Tale As Old As Time” than Ms. Thompson.
The talented duo join Watson (Belle) and Stevens (the Beast), along with Luke Evans (Gaston) and Josh Gad (Lefou) in what is gearing up to be one of the most anticipated movies of 2017.
Come on! It’s Twilight (Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon) meets Harry Potter meets Downton Abbey meets The Hobbit meets Frozen meets A Fish Called Wanda meets Emma Freakin’ Thompson and this is everything! It’s only 731 days until it hits theatres. We can make it until then, right?