No one’s slick as Gaston
No one’s quick as Gaston
No one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Gaston
For there’s no man in town half as manly!
Based on those lyrics alone, Russell Tovey should play Gaston since he’s as manly as manly can be. But the role is probably going to 35-year-old Welsh hot piece Luke Evans who was in Dracula Untold, Immortals, Fast & Furious 6 and that Hobbit shit, and he’s the guy whose publicist really needs to take his fame to the next level by leaking a sex tape with his “rumored” boyfriend Jon Kortajarena.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Luke is in talks to play Gaston opposite Emma Watson as Belle in that movie where some home intruder breaks into a castle to save her dad and ends up falling in love with an animal with the help of some inanimate objects she makes friends with. Emma Thompson has apparently been offered the role of Mrs. Potts. The live-action Beauty and the Beast movie will shoot later this year and Bill Condon, who directed Dreamgirls and two of the Twatlight movies, will direct.
Luke Evans was in Rent, Taboo and Avenue Q in London, so I guess his ass can sing. (Yes, I too pictured his actual asshole singing songs from Rent.) Any movie where Luke Evans wears tights and yodels is my kind of movie, but I still don’t think he should’ve gotten that role. That role obviously belongs to one dude and one dude only:
He’s already got the wig, costume and knows the lines! He needs to call 911 now, because he was robbed.