Ian McKellen to play Cogsworth in Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

- McKellen joins an already stellar line up of cast members including Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Josh Gad (Le Fou), Kevin Kline (Maurice), and Audra McDonald (The Wardrobe).

- Beauty and the Beast hits theaters in March 17, 2017 under the direction of Bill Condon.