Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens Joins Beauty & The Beast

March 5, 2015 4:26 AM

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Today was a rather big day for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast. Earlier this afternoon we learned that The Hobbit star Luke Evans is now in negotiations to play the villainous Gaston in the fairy tale film, and now word has come down that Dan Stevens has landed the role of the titular Beast opposite Emma Watson's Beauty.

The Hollywood Reporter got the scoop on Stevens' attachment to Beauty and the Beast, noting that the actor is still in final negotiations to join the project. The Downton Abbey star is now the third British star to join the project, which is being directed by American Academy Award-winner Bill Condo...

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