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Emma Watson will play Belle in Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast

01.26.2015
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Disney isn't messing around when it comes to their live-action adaptations of popular animated features, especially given the kind of money Tim Burton's ALICE IN WONDERLAND and MALEFICENT brought in.  The pace is only going to pick up as we have Kenneth Branagh's CINDERELLA right around the corner, thankfully promising a less CG-intensive affair judging by the trailer.  We've known that Bill Condon (MR. HOLMES, DREAMGIRLS) was on-board to direct Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST but now we have our first casting info regarding the beauty, and that would be Emma Watson

Emma Watson had this to say about it on her Facebook page:

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.

This is very interesting to note as Watson was rumored to be up for Guillermo del Toro's iteration of the classic story (simply titled BEAST). While it was announced last year that del Toro would be producing instead of directing, Watson was still attached to star. This may not bode well for BEAST, or perhaps Emma Watson just wanted to get her Belle on a little bit sooner. Either way, Watson is officially taking on the role, just not in the BEAUTY AND THE BEAST flick we expected.

Production on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is expected to begin later this year.

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Extra Tidbit: Who would you choose for Guillermo del Toro's produced Beauty and the Best film now that Emma is off the table?

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7:40PM on 01/26/2015
She's taking a break from posing for photographs? Nice change of pace for her.
She's taking a break from posing for photographs? Nice change of pace for her.
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7:39PM on 01/26/2015
She's taking a break from posing for photographs? Nice change of pace for her.
She's taking a break from posing for photographs? Nice change of pace for her.
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5:30PM on 01/26/2015
I'm generally in favor of anything with Emma Watson in it. She has turned out to be a pretty good actress and it will be nice to see how she does in a musical.
I'm generally in favor of anything with Emma Watson in it. She has turned out to be a pretty good actress and it will be nice to see how she does in a musical.
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2:32PM on 01/26/2015
I like that she confirms this will be a musical. So far it's been up in the air whether this will be an adaptation of the Broadway show or just another re-imagining of the fairy tale. Emma Watson is a pretty good actress, i dont know how well she can sing, but if Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway can just wing it, i'm willing to let Emma Watson try.
I like that she confirms this will be a musical. So far it's been up in the air whether this will be an adaptation of the Broadway show or just another re-imagining of the fairy tale. Emma Watson is a pretty good actress, i dont know how well she can sing, but if Emma Stone and Anne Hathaway can just wing it, i'm willing to let Emma Watson try.
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12:50PM on 01/26/2015
It's a shame we're a few decades removed from Bruce Campbell as Gaston
It's a shame we're a few decades removed from Bruce Campbell as Gaston
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7:40PM on 01/26/2015
Patrick Warburton!
Patrick Warburton!
12:18PM on 01/26/2015
I always thought Anna Kendrick would have been perfect for Belle; and the fact that she can actually sing.
I always thought Anna Kendrick would have been perfect for Belle; and the fact that she can actually sing.
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