Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Cast of Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast' |

Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joins Cast of Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

"Belle" Portraits - 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Beyond the Lights co-star Gugu Mbatha-Raw has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Multiple sources are reporting that Gugu will portray Plumette (although the original character’s name is Babette), the sexy maid who later became a feather duster.




Tentatively set for a March 2017 release, the film will also star Harry Potter actress Emma Watson as Belle.

Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) will direct the film.

Expect a number of Disney live-action adaptations in the imminent future; classics Mulan, The Jungle Book, Dumbo and Winnie the Pooh are all receiving the reboot treatment.

[via Variety]

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