Josh Gad Cast as LeFou in Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Just like the lovable snowman Olaf, LeFou is pretty epic as a Disney character, but I’m rather surprised the voice of Olaf would want to play the sidekick of one of Disney’s most infamous villains.
Anyway, he’s a great singer and the first American to join the cast, which also includes Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Beast/Prince.
At this time, the actor took to Twitter to share a picture of him with the character.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) March 13, 2015
Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) will direct the film from a script being written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The project is based on the classic French fairy tale 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.”
A remake of the Oscar-winning 1991 animated movie goes into production this year and is expected to arrive sometime after the new versions of The Jungle Book and Pete’s Dragon.