The 'Harry Potter' star is joining Disney's live-action version
of 'Beauty and the Beast' as the lead character 'Belle'.
The film will be directed by Bill Condon (The
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2) and is set to
begin production in 2015. Bill also directed Oscar-nominated film
Dreamgirls, starring Beyoncé Knowles.
"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," Watson wrote on twitter
confirming her role.
David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are
producing 'Beauty and the Beast'. No release date has been
announced, but the movie is till now scheduled for March.
It would be nice to see Emma Watson playing the princess in the
live-action movie. We can't wait for the trailer to release.