Actor Josh Gad says Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of quot;Beauty and the Beastquot; is quot;nothing short of magical.quot;nbsp;

The 35-year-old comedian plays the conniving Le Fou the mindless lackey of Luke Evans’ villainous Gaston in the film reported ET online.

quot;Having seen it I can tell you that fans are going to react appropriately awestruck and amazedquot; Gad said.

He also praised co-star Dan Stevens for his portrayal of the Beast.

quot;Dan’s performance is just incredible. He gives it a gravitas that I think just grounds the entire movie.quot;nbsp;

Stevens stars opposite Emma Watson who plays the iconic Disney princess Belle.