Emma Watson Will Play Belle In Disney’s Live-Action “Beauty and the Beast” Film

Emma Watson Will Play Belle In Live-Action "Beauty and the Beast" Film
Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's live-action adaption of "Beauty and the Beast."

The live-action Beauty and the Beast film has found its Belle in actress Emma Watson!

The Harry Potter star took to her Facebook page to confirm the news herself:

Since its initial release in 1991, Beauty and the Beast has gone on to gross more than $145 million domestically. It was also adapted into a Broadway show in 1994.

Beauty and the Beast will follow in the footsteps of other recently adapted live-action films from Disney, like Alice in Wonderland (2010), Maleficent (2014), and, soon-to-be-released, Cinderella (2015). It will be directed by Bill Condon and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman‘s Mandeville Films.

Are you excited to see Emma Watson take on the role of Belle in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast”?

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