Luke Evans, aka Bard The Bowman in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, has been cast as Gaston in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, according to Variety.

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Harry Potter star Emma Watson has signed on to be Belle. We don't know who will be playing The Beast yet. What we do know is that Luke Evans is hot. The evidence:

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Oh, and:

So we're ready for Beauty and the Beast.