Dan Stevens to play Beast

March 5, 2015 8:21 AM

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Dan Stevens to play Beast

The 'Downton Abbey' actor has entered negotiations to play one of the title roles opposite Emma Watson, while Luke Evans is in discussions to play his jealous love rival Gaston, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

The movie follows a young woman, Belle, who is pursued by two men, a cursed prince turned into a beast, and Gaston. When she chooses the beast, her spurned suitor recruits a mob to hunt down and kill his hairy rival.

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