Emma Watson Will Be Belle in a Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' for Disney

Emma Watson Will Be Belle in a Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' for Disney

Jan 26, 2015

Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated together for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. The Wrap has revealed Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for Disney.

Naturally, she'll be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role of Watson, as she took to Facebook to share her excitement with fans:

Bill Condon of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fame will be directing the new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The most recent pass on the script was written by Stephen Chobsky, who wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson.

This is actually the second time that Watson has been attached to play Belle. She was set to star in Guillermo del Toro's Beauty for Warner Bros., but that movie never got off the ground, and so Disney picked up the phone and snatched her up instead.





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