Veteran actress Emma Thompson has reportedly signed on to play Mrs. Potts in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. Kevin Kline has also been cast as Belle's bumbling father, Maurice. U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon and the always lovely Professor Sybil Trelawney will be joining Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, and Emma Watson in the film, which has been set for a March 17, 2017 release.
After the $170 million opening weekend Maleficent had, it's no wonder Disney's adapting another one of your childhood favorites into live-action. Beauty and the Beast is to be directed by Bill Condon, best known for his work on, wait for it, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn parts one and two.