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HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actor Ewan McGregor attends the Los Angeles premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Impossible" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 10:  Actor Ewan McGregor attends the Los Angeles premiere of Summit Entertainment's "The Impossible" at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on December 10, 2012 in Hollywood, California.  (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Can we expect Ewan McGregor to sing as Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast? (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

We feel like Disney might be “taking the mickey” at this point because the casting news for Beauty and the Beast just won’t stop. But we mean that in a good way.

It may be easier to take a tally of what British actors haven’t been signed on to star in the live-action reboot of Beauty and the Beast, but instead we’ll take a moment for a quick reminder of who has, which includes: Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), and Ian McKellen (Cogsworth).

Whew, that’s a lot of names to rattle off, and now there’s a new addition to the cast with Scottish actor Ewan McGregor signing on to portray Lumiere, the man who was turned into a candelabra.

In the Disney animated film, Lumiere welcomes Belle to her new home with the song “Be Our Guest,” which you can watch in the below clip:

We know McGregor can sing, as he showed off in Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge:

It hasn’t been officially confirmed whether or not the reboot will be a musical, but Watson talked about her singing in the film to TotalFilm.

What do you think: should it be a musical?

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By Brigid Brown