Emma Watson Cast As Belle in Disney’s Live-Action ‘Beauty And The Beast’

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It was announced a little over an hour ago that Emma Watson is to star in Disney’s live-action version of Beauty And The Beast as lead character Belle.

The film is set to begin production at some point this year, though there is no word on a release date yet, and will be directed by Bill Condon, director of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2According to The Warp, Stephen Chbosky, who Watson worked with for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, will be writing the script.

The Harry Potter star took to Facebook to share the exciting news with her fans:

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…

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