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Is Emma Watson joining a Guillermo del Toro produced Beauty and the Beast?

Jul. 19, 2011by: Mike Sampson

There hasn't been much luck adapting the "Beauty and the Beast" tale to the big screen since Disney's animated tale in the early-90s. BEASTLY tried recently and failed pretty spectacularly. But, as we've seen with the competing SNOW WHITE films, there are no shortage of people willing to take chances on reimagining popular stories. Now it seems Guillermo del Toro is adding another project to his busy plate, producing a new adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which may have Emma Watson attached to star.

Coming Soon spoke to producer Denise Di Novi yesterday who revealed she's working with the pair on an upcoming project. Di Novi says she's producing with del Toro and they're currently developing with Watson attached to the part. There were no details given on how this could or would differentiate itself from the myriad other attempts at the tale.

While I love del Toro, he does attach himself to many a project only to see them never make it to fruition (where is THE HAUNTED MANSION?), so before you get too excited, remember that the busy director is prepping PACIFIC RIM to shoot later this year and still is eager to make AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS shortly thereafter. Meanwhile, Watson just announced she's returning to Brown to finish her college degree.

I'm personally not very interested in another BEAUTY AND THE BEAST but I would be very curious to see what a GDT-inspired Beast would look like...

Source: Coming Soon

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11:27AM on 07/20/2011

Three points for Griffendor

Del Toro's monsters are the best and I hope that all of the actors can break free of Harry Potter and move on
Del Toro's monsters are the best and I hope that all of the actors can break free of Harry Potter and move on
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2:47AM on 07/20/2011
Could get Ron Perlman to reprise his role from that 80's TV show.
Could get Ron Perlman to reprise his role from that 80's TV show.
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1:58AM on 07/20/2011
Del Toro needs to do Hellboy 3!
Del Toro needs to do Hellboy 3!
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5:28PM on 07/19/2011
GDT just turned in a 2nd or 3rd draft of The Haunted Mansion.
GDT just turned in a 2nd or 3rd draft of The Haunted Mansion.
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2:32PM on 07/19/2011
I'll only watch if it's R-rated. Let's start making these Disney movies serious. I'm throwing down the gauntlet movie makers: A Hard R! ...aaaand GO!
I'll only watch if it's R-rated. Let's start making these Disney movies serious. I'm throwing down the gauntlet movie makers: A Hard R! ...aaaand GO!
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2:29PM on 07/19/2011
When I saw the headline, the first thing I thought about was seeing a stupid joke about Emma playing the beast role and not surprisingly I saw it. Congrats, Improbi.
When I saw the headline, the first thing I thought about was seeing a stupid joke about Emma playing the beast role and not surprisingly I saw it. Congrats, Improbi.
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2:36PM on 07/19/2011
Anytime, Pump.
Anytime, Pump.
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2:19PM on 07/19/2011
She would be appropriate for the beast role.
She would be appropriate for the beast role.
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1:44PM on 07/19/2011
ok, so now we have 2, count em TWO, snow white remakes coming, and this? soooo we have a slew of disney fairy tale reboots in the works it seems, OH BOY
ok, so now we have 2, count em TWO, snow white remakes coming, and this? soooo we have a slew of disney fairy tale reboots in the works it seems, OH BOY
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12:24PM on 07/19/2011
Well this could work. A modern day version that actually follows the story properly could make for an interesting flick instead of the steamer the last one was.
Well this could work. A modern day version that actually follows the story properly could make for an interesting flick instead of the steamer the last one was.
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10:17AM on 07/19/2011
Sounds ok, she'd make a great Belle but I still want At The Mountains of Madness, Hellboy III, and The Haunted Mansion before this.
Sounds ok, she'd make a great Belle but I still want At The Mountains of Madness, Hellboy III, and The Haunted Mansion before this.
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9:14AM on 07/19/2011
She will make a perfect Belle. Sign me up.
She will make a perfect Belle. Sign me up.
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8:58AM on 07/19/2011
I'd still rather have Hellboy III.
I'd still rather have Hellboy III.
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