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Disney plans live-action Sword in the Stone

2015-07-22 15:05

Los Angeles - Disney is developing a live-action Sword in the Stone movie.

The remake of the 1963 animated film - based on T.H. White's novel of the same name - is being penned by Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman, with Brigham Taylor set to produce the movie, Variety reports.

The proposed live-action movie is the latest Disney has scheduled, following on from Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book, which has a cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o and Bill Murray.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Ewan McGregor will be starring in Beauty and the Beast opposite Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Watson and Emma Thompson.

The 44-year-old actor will be playing Lumiere, the butler-turned-candlestick, while Emma Watson will be starring as Belle and Emma Thompson will be playing Mrs. Potts.

Sir Ian, meanwhile, will play Lumiere's sidekick, the mantelpiece clock Cogsworth.

Elsewhere, Luke Evans will star as Gaston and Dan Steven as the Beast.

Disney has also announced upcoming remakes for Dumbo, Mulan, Pinocchio and The Little Mermaid, while production on Beauty and the Beast will begin later this year and the film is scheduled to open in March 2017.

Here's the trailer for the 1963 movie:

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