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(Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
(Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Let’s add two clock hands and we’re good to go. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Walt Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast is already topped up with a handful of our Anglo favorites, including Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Luke Evans, and Dan Stevens. Why stop there?

In an earlier post, we mentioned that we’d refrain from announcing the Beauty and the Beast casting rollout one actor at a time, but the updates are too good to keep in our vest.

It was just recently announced that Ian McKellen is set to star as the Beast’s (Stevens) loyal butler who was transformed into the clock Cogsworth, reports Variety.

If we use our imagination we can picture McKellen with two clock hands handsomely donning his face. Here’s a quick refresher of Cogsworth doing his thing in the original film:

The Disney remake is set to hit U.S. theaters in March 2017.

In the meantime, we can look for McKellen in Mr. Holmes and the TV movie The Dresser, both premiering in 2015.

What do you think of the Disney casting so far? 

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By Brigid Brown