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Monday, January 26, 2015

Emma Watson to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast

We have already had recent live-action adaptations of various Disney princesses, but we now have confirmation that the next princess to receive the live treatment is Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Harry Potter alum Emma Watson confirmed via Facebook that she has officially been cast to portray the well-read princess in an upcoming live adaptation.

Watson wrote:
"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. Emma xx"

Beauty and the Beast is set to be directed by Bill Condon and production is expected to start later this year.  I haven't been a big fan of the live-action adaptations so far, but I think Emma Watson is a rather phenomenal choice for Belle. She looks the part so let's hope she can act the part, too. I think she's really moved past Harry Potter and I'm excited to see what she can do here.

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