Say bonjour to your newest “Beauty and the Beast” cast member.
Josh Gad, aka Olaf from “Frozen,” is reportedly in final talks to play LeFou in Disney’s live-action remake of the “tale as old as time.” The actor appears to have confirmed the news with a pretty hilarious side-by-side tweet:
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 13, 2015
Gad will join a cast that already has major star power. Belle is set to be played by Emma Watson, Beast will be portrayed by “Downton Abbey” star Dan Stevens and Gaston will be played by Luke Evans, aka Bard from “The Hobbit” movies.
As the bumbling sidekick of Gaston, it appears Gad will have a lot of interaction with Evans. And though the latter was responsible for defeating Smaug, there’s no doubt they’ll have their hands full with the Beast.
If anything, the news of Gad’s involvement finally tells us what frozen things do in summer … or, you know, whenever production starts on the movie.
Source: Huff Post