Emma Watson To Star in Disney’s Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Emma Watson is officially a Disney princess!

After much speculation that she would be taken on the role, Emma Watson finally confirmed that she’ll be starring as Belle in Disney’s live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

The actress announced her exciting new role on Facebook:

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.

The live-action musical will be directed by Bill Condon, who is best known for DREAMGIRLS and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN (PART 1 and 2). Condon has says that while the story is strong in its Disney roots, it will more closely follow the original tale.

We absolutely think Emma’s classic beauty and acting chops will make for a great Belle. We haven’t heard her sing yet, but Emma must have some skills as she’s also rumored for WHIPLASH director Damian Chazelle’s upcoming musical, LA LA LAND.

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