Shalom Life | March 15, 2015

‘Frozen’s’ Josh Gad to Star in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Reboot

Gad is in final negotiations to portray Le Fou in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1991 animated classic.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 13th, 2015 in Culture » Film » News

‘Frozen’ star, Josh Gad, is in final negotiations to star in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

Gad, who played the voice of Olaf in ‘Frozen’, will portray Le Fou, Gaston’s goofy and loyal sidekick.

1991’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tells the story of a young woman, Belle, who falls in love with a Beast while taking her father’s place as a prisoner in a castle. With the success of Disney’s latest reboot of ‘Cinderella’, the studio plans to adapt several of the animated classics into live-action.

Directed by Bill Condon and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ sees ‘Harry Potter’ star, Emma Watson, as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, and Luke Evans as Gaston.

On Thursday, Gad participated in Disney’s announcement that a ‘Frozen 2’ was being made. He will be returning as Olaf in the sequel, as well as in the short film ‘Frozen Fever’ that plays prior to ‘Cinderella’ in theatres now.

Gad will next appear on the big screen alongside Adam Sandler and Peter Dinklage in ‘Pixels’.

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