After Emma Watson was cast as Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Luke Evans is now in negotiations to play Gaston.
The Bill Condon directed film is set to begin shooting later this year from a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Stephen Chbosky.
In the original story, Gaston tries to win Belle’s heart but after she choses the Beast, Gaston leads the towns people to slay him.
This is just the latest in a string of live-action remakes for Disney. With ‘Maleficent’ being a huge hit for the studio and ‘Cinderella’ expected to do huge business when it is released later this month, expect more and more of this movies from them.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ comes to theaters in 2016 and stars Emma Watson. The film is directed by Bill Condon.