Rita Ora Joins the Cast of Beauty and the Beast Prequel Series, Deets Inside

British singer-songwriter Rita Ora popularly known for her songs Let You Love Me and Your Song reached the UK top ten list. These songs made her a prominent part of the music industry. She later starred in many popular films including The Fifty Shades Series where she played the role of Mia Grey. The singer-songwriter Rita Ora has now joined the cast of Disney Plus’ upcoming ‘Beauty and The Beast’ prequel. The original story showed the journey of Belle and how she manages to change the beast by lifting the curse and making him a good human being. Disney Plus will now tell the story that took place before Beauty and the Beast.

The news was announced Monday during Disney Branded Television’s session at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, as reported by Variety. In the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (working title) prequel, Rita Ora will star as “a fugitive with surprising abilities who carries with her a secret that could potentially affect an entire kingdom.” She joins a cast that includes Josh Gad, Luke Evans, Briana Middleton, Fra Fee and Jelani Alladin.

Josh Gad also serves as an executive producer and co-showrunner, along with Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The show takes place years before the events of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and follows Gaston and LeFou as they set off with LeFou’s stepsister, Tilly, after a surprising revelation from her past comes to light.

Rita Ora’s film credits include the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ franchise, ‘Fast & Furious’, ‘Southpaw’, ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ and ‘Twist’. As a performer, Ora has landed four No. 1 singles in the UK, and holds the record for the most Top 10 singles for a British female artist in the UK in history with a total of 13.

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Most recently, Rita Ora co-wrote and produced the global collaboration ‘Bang’ with Kazakh DJ and record producer Imanbek. The four-track EP featuring David Guetta, Gunna and Argentinian rapper KHEA. It’s the follow up to her album ‘Phoenix’, which has amassed over 4 billion streams worldwide and spawned the platinum singles. ‘Lonely Together’, her collaboration with Avicii, won the ‘Best Dance’ VMA at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Davis also announced on Monday that Daveed Diggs has been tapped to narrate Disney Plus‘ ‘The Crossover’, based on the novel-in-verse by Kwame Alexander. The coming-of-age tale follows two brothers destined to become basketball phenoms. Jalyn Hall, Amir O’Neil, Derek Luke, Sabrina Revelle, Skyla I’Lece, Deja Monique Cruz and Trevor Raine Bush star.

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