Dan Stevens has been revealed as the actor to play the role of Beast in Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast!
The Downton Abbey star will appear opposite Emma Watson who was confirmed as Belle last month.
Hollywood Reporter have confirmed that the actor is in talks for the role while Dan seemed to allude to the news himself, tweeting a photo with the words ‘Beast Mode’.
— Dan Stevens (@thatdanstevens) March 5, 2015
The world seemed delighted when Emma Watson was announced as Belle, because let's face it, she is the PERFECT fit – but how will people feel about Dan?
Update 10:53 – Emma Watson has confirmed that Dan Stevens will take on the role of the Beast. The actress tweeted a photo of Dan and wrote: "Could not be more happy that this man will be Beast!!! Welcome aboard @thatdanstevens #beautyandthebeast"
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) March 5, 2015