Emma Watson Will Be ‘Belle’ in New ‘Beauty & the Beast’

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Yep, yet another live-action film is on its way to the big screen from Disney. And yes, it’s another classic. We’ve barely even teased the project, but in what will hopefully be sometime in 2016 we will get to watch a new take on the old classic Beauty and the Beast! And here’s the big news…

Emma Watson (“Hermione” from the Harry Potter movies) will be gracing the screen as the real-life ‘Belle’! It’s a great role for the 24 year-old actress as her fame continues to rise, but it’s also a wonderful hire for Disney. Like Lily James in the remake of Cinderella, Watson provides a younger audience with a connection into the older film. It’s aiming to be one of the few that truly captivates people across multiple generations.

On her Facebook page, Watson recently penned:

“I’m finally able to tell you … that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There.’ My six year old self is on the ceiling — heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it.”

Well done, Disney. Do you like the casting?

-M@

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