‘Beauty and the Beast’ finds Lumiere

21 Apr

May the force and magic be with Beauty and the Beast‘s latest casting announcement!

Ewan McGregor as Lumiere

The Hollywood Reporter announced Ewan McGregor is in final talks to play Lumiere, the debonaire maitre d’ who is turned into a candelabra.

Originally voiced by Jerry Orbach (Law & Order), Lumiere carries one of the major roles in the film and delivers the movies most show-stopping performance — “Be Our Guest.”

McGregor is joining an all-star cast featuring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast/Prince, Luke Evans as Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.

We know McGregor can sing (Moulin Rouge!), and we know he can make the ladies swoon. I just can’t wait for the banter between Lumiere and the “overgrown pocket watch” of McKellan’s Cogsworth.

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