Emma Watson's 'Beauty And The Beast' Just Upped The Scale With A Brand New Character

And no, your childhood is not being ruined.

When "Beauty and the Beast" hits theaters in 2017, there will be something there that wasn't there before.

The live-action adaptation has added an entirely new piece of enchanted furniture to the fold, Variety reports. And it's being played by "Hunger Games" star Stanley Tucci. Honestly, they had us at Tucci.

Tucci will play Cadenza, a neurotic grand piano in Beast's castle. We have a feeling Cogsworth might have found a new, though arguably far more emotionally unstable, sparring partner. To be fair, we'd probably be neurotic too if we were turned into a talking inanimate object.


This isn't the first change director Bill Condon ("Dreamgirls") and writer Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower") have made to the Disney classic. In addition to Cadenza, two new songs, written by the Academy Award-winning duo Alan Menken and Sir Tim Rice, will be featured in the film. Rest assured, Disney purists: Menken, who scored the animated 1991 original, will also score the new film as well.

Tucci be joined by Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere the candlestick and Ian McKellen as Cogsworth the clock, among the rest of the amazingly star-studded cast.

"Beauty and the Beast" will officially hit theaters in 3D on March 17, 2017.