Score! Ryan Gosling may possibly be joining the cast of Disney’s live-action Beauty & the Beast!
A new report claims the 34-year-old actor has been offered the role of Beast opposite Emma Watson's Belle. (Match made in freakin' Disney Heaven if you ask us!)
If Ryan — who recently welcomed daughter Esmeralda with girlfriend, actress Eva Mendes — accepts, he'll begin production sometime this year. No release date has been set, but the movie is Disney’s latest attempt to adapt their hit cartoon classics into live adaptations, following in the footsteps of 'Cinderella' and 'Alice in Wonderland.'
The studio has yet to comment on the thrilling casting news, but The Tracking Board claims the hunky actor is Disney’s top choice to play the infamous Beast.
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Emma confirmed she landed the lead role of Belle in a Jan. 26 Facebook post, writing, "I'm finally able to tell you...that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!"
She continued, "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling—heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons…I can't wait for you to see it."
“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast …” Oh, we can’t wait!