Ian McKellen has joined the cast of Disney’s live action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as the part of Cogsworth the clock. He joins Emma Watson’s Belle, Dan Steven’s Beast and Luke Evans’ Gaston in the upcoming take on the beloved 1991 animated feature. The cast has been bulking up with Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald and Josh Gad all recently cast. The film is set to be directed by Bill Condon, with a script by Stephen Chbosky.
Known for his roles in The Lord Of The Rings and X-Men series, McKellen will be seen as Sherlcock Holmes in the BBC film Mr. Holmes.
McKellen is repped by CAA.