According to The Hollywood Reporter Dan Stevens is in negotiations to play Beast/Prince in Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Stevens joins Emma Watson (Belle) and Luke Evans who is in talks to play Gaston. Bill Condon is set to direct this retelling of the fairytale with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.
Stevens’ past credits include The Guest, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and his breakout role in Downton Abbey,
Beauty, a French fairy tale, tells of a young woman who takes her father’s place as a prisoner in a monstrous being’s castle, only to fall in love with the creature, who turns out to be a prince.