Newswire: Ewan McGregor to play Lumiére in live-action Beauty And The Beast

Nearly three months after Emma Watson was announced as Belle, major casting for Disney’s live action musical adaptation of Beauty And The Beast is finally complete. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ewan McGregor is in final talks to voice Lumière, the film’s suave singing candlestick. The French candelabra performs the iconic song “Be Our Guest,” which will let McGregor show off the pipes he put to use in 2001’s Moulin Rogue. The late, great Jerry Orbach played Lumière in the original Disney cartoon, and his melodic voice stands in sharp contrast to McGregor’s strong but oddly vibrato-less tone.

McGregor’s main partners in crime will be Ian McKellen‘s grumpy clock Cogsworth and Emma Thompson‘s maternal Mrs. Potts. He’ll also get the chance to seduce Gugu Mbatha Raw’s flirty feather duster and defend a castle with Audra McDonald’s outspoken wardrobe. The exact …

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