Watson's tweet gives a strong hint that the rumors may be true. Luke Evans is in talks to play the strapping antagonist Gaston, several sources reported. Evans is best known for his role as Bard in "The Hobbit" films.
That wasn't the only star who got an enthusiastic welcome from Watson, who was officially tapped to play the heroine Belle in January.
Dan Stevens is rumored to be playing The Beast. Stevens is best known for his role as Matthew Crawley in "Downtown Abbey."
Stevens himself tweeted his excitement to be joining the adaption.
Walt Disney Studios has yet to confirm the rumors, though Evans himself also sent out a tweet about them.
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