Emma Watson in the First ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Cast Photo

Matt Dekneef
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Drop everything you're doing and look at this photo.

Because it's the first official one: Emma Watson surrounded by the rest of the cast of Disney's live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.


Can't wait for you to be our guest.

A photo posted by Josh Gad (@joshgad) on

They're just as excited about it as you are.

Josh Gad, who's taking on the role of Le Fou, shared the photo above that is our debut who's-who of the cast in the same cropped Instagram square space: Dan Stevens of "Downton Abbey" fame who's playing the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, and of course, Emma as none other than Belle.

Currently the cast is in London doing read-throughs and rehearsing the script of the latest revamp of a Disney animated classic.

But don't get tooooo excited yet. Yes, the film is happening, but no, it's not being released this year, not even next! The film isn't hitting screens until March 17, 2017. TWENTY SEVENTEEN WHY SO FAR AWAY??

Not in this selfie but also in the cast: Ian McKellen as Cogsworth and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

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