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Emma Watson Is New Disney Princess, To Star In 'Beauty and the Beast'

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    Emma Watson is now the official Disney princess. After Harry Potter and then The Bling Ring, Emma Watson decided to try something different yet again on the big screen.

    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.

    Emma Watson Is New Disney Princess, To Star In 'Beauty and the Beast'

    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.

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