Ewan McGregor is in final negotiations to light up the screen as Lumiere in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.
McGregor joins an all-star line up that includes Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast/Prince, Luke Evans as the vain villain Gaston, Josh Gad as Le Fou, Gaston’s buffoonish and loyal sidekick, Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and Audra McDonald as Garderobe.
Lumiere is one of the movie’s major supporting roles, a suave maître d’ who is turned into a candelabra by the curse that falls on the prince’s castle. The character appears in a number of musical numbers and has a major solo in the "Be Our Guest" showstopper.
Bill Condon is directing the movie, which begins production in May at Shepperton Studios in London.