Variety reports that the "Hunger Games" star just signed on for the flick, and will be playing a role created specifically for the new version. The character is named Cadenza, and is described by Variety as a "grand piano, a new character to the realm who is described as a neurotic maestro."
Tucci's casting should round out the ensemble, which just added Ewan McGregorearlier this week. "Beauty" stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, and Kevin Kline.
Production is scheduled to start later this year. "Beauty and the Beast" is due in theaters on March 17, 2017.
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