Josh Gad Joins Live-Action Beauty and the Beast as Gaston’s Sidekick Lefou

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Josh Gad has joined the cast of the live-action film Beauty and the Beast — find out which character he will be playing alongside Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans!  C Flanigan/Getty Images

Gaston's sidekick revealed! Josh Gad is set to play Lefou in the highly anticipated live-action film Beauty and the Beast, the Hollywood Reporter confirms.

Lefou is the foolish town resident that follows villain Gaston's every command. Jesse Corti originally voiced the character in the 1991 Disney classic.

Gad now joins Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), and Luke Evans (Gaston) in the project. He confirmed the news himself with a hilarious side-by-side comparison of him and Lefou via Twitter.

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Gaston and Lefou in "Beauty and The Beast" Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

The Wedding Ringer actor will be plenty busy this year. The news comes just one day after it was announced that he would be reprising his lovable character Olaf in a Frozen sequel.

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