It seems as if Gandlaf
were only the beginning on Sir Ian McKellan
's long list of iconic fantasy characters he's set to play in life. McKellan will be playing Cogsworth
, the talking clock in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and The Beast
If you'll recall, the talking clock Sir Ian will be playing answers to "Cogsworth" and is the butler of the Beast's well-staffed mansion. So far, Lumiere, his candlestick sidekick, has yet to be cast, though Emma Thompson
will be holding it down as Mrs. Potts. Emma Watson
and Dan Stevens
are assaying the title characters ...