Disney's live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast is quickly putting its cast together, with production slated to begin next month at Shepperton Studios in London. Earlier today, star Josh Gad, (Le Fou) shared a photo on his Instagram page, where he is pictured alongside co-stars Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston), Dan Stevens (Beast) and Kevin Kline (Maurice). While it isn't exactly know where this photo was taken, Josh Gad added the caption, "Can't wait for you to be our guest," which is obviously a nod to the famous "Be Our Guest" song from the original 1991 animated version of Beauty and the Beast.
Other cast members who aren't pictured include Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette). It isn't known how many roles have yet to be filled, but one of the primary characters from the animated version that hasn't been cast is Lumiere, voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 movie. Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for the first movie, is recording several new songs for the live action remake, along with different versions of the original songs.
Bill Condon, best known for musicals Chicago and Dreamgirls, is directing from a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Hercules) and Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing. Hopefully this selfie is just the first of many to come when production gets under way, so stay tuned for more photos from the set. While we wait for more images to arrive, take a look at this cast selfie below.