It's been rumored for a while but now Disney has revealed that Emma Thompson will play Mrs Potts in the live action version of Beauty and the Beast (I feel like all I've blogged about is this damn movie). It has also been established that the film will feature the original songs from the animated classic as well as some additional tunes. Meaning that Thompson will be singing the classic "tale as old as time" song. How exciting!
Emma Thompson and Kevin Kline have joined the cast of Disney’s Emma Watson-starring, live-action Beauty and the Beast. Thompson will play Mrs. Potts, voiced by Angela Lansbury in the original animated film, while Kline will play Maurice, Belle’s father. And, yes, there will be singing, so Thompson best start practicing her “tale as old as time.” According to Disney, the movie will feature the 1991 movie’s original songs, which were written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, and new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. (Ashman died before the original movie was released.) Songs written by Menken and Rice, which didn’t appear in the movie, were featured in the Broadway production of the show.