‘Frozen’ star to play Gaston’s sidekick Le Fou…

THR is reporting that Josh Gad is close to signing on to join Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans in Disney’s upcoming live action ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Bill Condon (‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Mr Holmes’) is attached to direct the update of the animated classic, telling the tale of a cursed prince (Stevens) and a beautiful young woman (Watson) who helps him break the spell.

Gad, who voiced the loveable Olaf in Disney’s ‘Frozen,’ will take on the role of LeFou, the sidekick of the villainous Gaston (Evans).

Filming gets underway in the UK later this year with David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman producing.