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Emma Watson has announced that she’s been tapped to play the lead character Belle in Disney’s live-action adaption of the beloved Beauty and the Beast. Emma Watson Is Belle Watson revealed the casting news on her Facebook page. “I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and […]
- Chelsea Regan
Emma Watson will star in 'Beauty and the Beast'. The 24-year-old actress will take on the lead role of Belle in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the Disney classic which is set to start production this year. The brunette beauty confessed she couldn't be more excited to play the iconic princess in the Bill Condon-directed picture when she broke the news to her fans on her Facebook page yesterday (26.01.15) and added she was soon to start singing lessons in preparation for the musical role. Emma said: ''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. »
There's no denying it. Emma Watson is a shining beacon of wit, humility, charm, self-deprecation, and picture-perfect reactions. She always knows what to say and she says what she means. She started the #HeForShe movement, champions women's rights, and is ivy-league educated. She also rules Twitter. In other words, she's a straight-up amazing human being, and here are 26 reasons why.
- Moviefone Staff
It's a tale as old as time—and Emma Watson's taking it on! Announced on Monday, Jan. 26, the Harry Potter alum said "Oui!" to playing Belle in the remake of Disney's 1991 cartoon classic, Beauty and the Beast. "I'm finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" Watson, 24, informed her worldwide fan base via her personal Facebook page. "It was such a big part of my growing up… My six-year-old self is on the ceiling—heart bursting. [...] »
Belle’s name means beauty, but she often stands out in town because she loves to read. She’s innocent, bubbly, kind, friendly, curious, and she can’t stand that arrogant clod Gaston! Beauty And The Beast, the 1990 Disney musical that was the first animated film to receive a best picture nomination, went to Broadway (with some extra tunes) and was a big hit there. Now the story is going back to the big screen and we have the scoop on who will be playing Belle. It’s none other than Hermione Granger herself! Actress Emma Watson who has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty And The Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year. This is exciting news! Stay tuned here at We Are Movie »
- Tom Stockman
Disney is pursuing the idea of adapting their old classic cartoons into live-action films (Cinderella is hitting later this year), and their next endeavor will bring Beauty and the Beast to life. Today thye've announced that Emma Watson, best known from the Harry Potter franchise, will portray the new version of Belle (the "beauty") in the upcoming film.
If you were looking for more details, then you'll be a little disappointed as that's about all the information Disney is willing to part with for the moment. The film is directed by Bill Condon and filming is set to begin later this year. Obviously there's still the casting of the Beast we have to wait for, but for now, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
Emma Watson will be wearing an iconic yellow dress soon!
The actress has been cast as the role of Belle in the Disney live-action version of Beauty and The Beast. Production will begin later this year on the Bill Condon-directed film — yes, the same director as The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. And Emma's reaction to the news is predictably adorable and awesome:
Post by Emma Watson.
"I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" she wrote on her Facebook. "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. Emma xx"
And she should be excited because she is absolutely perfect »
You might recall that, back in 2011, Emma Watson was circling the role of Belle in a Warner Bros.-backed, Guillermo del Toro-produced version of Beauty And The Beast. That didn’t make it out of development, but she’ll still get her shot at the story, as Disney has landed her services for its own take on the fairy tale.As part of the Mouse House's continued attempt to turn its cartoon catalogue into live action films, Beauty And The Beast joins the likes of Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book on the list of reimagined fantasies. Dreamgirls director Bill Condon is the man to call the shots, working from a script by Stephen Chbosky, who rewrote a draft by Evan Spiliotopoulos. And like some grinning fairy godfather, del Toro apparently gave his blessing for Disney to poach his Belle.Watson confirmed the news herself on Facebook with an »
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- Rollo Tomasi
Stop what you're doing and have a seat, because Emma Watson was just cast as Belle in the live reimagining of Beauty and the Beast. We're here to tell you why she's going to own it. It's been more than a decade since we first laid eyes on Emma in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Since then, though, she's become so much more than just Hermione Granger. We've watched her grow into a beautiful woman who is bursting with talent, glowing with laughter, and totally an Ivy League graduate. She might have ejected herself from the wizarding world, but there's only one word that perfectly captures Emma: magic. Keep reading to see all the reasons she's perfectly qualified to add "Disney princess" to her résumé. Source: Getty / Frazer Harrison / BAFTA La »
Hermione Granger and Emma Watson go hand in hand, and they'll be associated together for generations to come, but now the former Harry Potter starlet is set to embody another iconic character. The Wrap has revealed Watson has been cast in a new, live-action rendition of Beauty and the Beast for Disney. Naturally, she'll be playing the beauty side of the title. And apparently it's always been a dream role of Watson, as she took to Facebook to share her excitement with fans: Bill Condon of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn fame will be directing the new musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The most recent pass on the script was written by Stephen Chobsky, who wrote and directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson. This is actually...
- Peter Hall
"Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson is officially set to play Belle in Bill Condon's upcoming live-action adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" for Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. Filming begins later this year.
Watson had been attached to Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of the story at Warner Bros. Pictures until that project stalled last year. Del Toro apparently gave Watson his blessing for her to jump to the Disney version, which boasts a script by Stephen Chbosky ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower").
Watson revealed the news herself in a Facebook posting which you can see below:
Post by Emma Watson. »
- Garth Franklin
Emma Watson is going to play Belle in the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. That seems lovely, no? She seems extremely capable of playing Belle, since she was great as Hermione, and Hermione and Belle have a lot in common. But there's no need to stop there: We can populate the entire Beauty and the Beast cast with former Harry Potter folk. Beast, as played by Neville Longbottom Neville kind of gets the short shrift in Hp, but he grew up hot and deserved better. Beast it is! Gaston is sort of a Viktor Krum Nothing against Viktor, but no one at Hogwarts seems like they'd be especially good at expectorating. Snape could bring a little something to Lumière Ideally, only Jerry Orbach would ever be Lumière. But that's not how life works, so let's Snape it up. We only ever see his mean streak, really, but »
- Margaret Lyons
Emma Watson just got the gig of a lifetime—at least if you ask all the Disney fans. The actress is going to be stepping into the role of Belle for the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast flick. And yes, she's going to be singing and dancing. In our minds, this is a total dream casting. For starters, Emma Watson's got the grace and poise needed to fill the very classy shoes of a Disney princess. And second, there's the fact that she's beloved by pretty much anyone who's ever seen one of her movies. Watson is obviously most well-known for her years as Harry Potter's Hermione Granger, and while the two characters don't have a ton in common at first glance, »
Emma Watson just landed a magical new gig!The "Harry Potter" alum has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of "Beauty and the Beast" from director Bill Condon. "I'm finally able to tell you ... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'!" the actress wrote on Facebook soon after the news broke. "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 6-year-old self is on the ceiling -- heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons," she added. "I can't wait for you to see it." The script was written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed the 24-year-old beauty in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." Watson had previously been attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s "Beauty," which the »
- tooFab Staff
Despite still being best known for starring in the Harry Potter movies, Emma Watson has delivered a number of impressive performances since that franchise ended. In fact, it’s fair to say that out of the three young stars who led the J.K. Rowling adaptations, it’s Watson who has most successfully distanced herself from the character she played.
Regardless, the British actress has now lined up her next high profile role, confirming via her Facebook page that she will star in Disney’s live-action musical adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
“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. »
- Josh Wilding
It’s a casting decision as old as time. Emma Watson signed on to play Belle in a live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie back in 2011. That project was set up at Warner Bros. with Guillermo del Toro attached to direct. Now she’s officially signed on to play Belle in a different live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, according to The Wrap. This one is from Disney, part of their plan to remake every one of their animated features with actors in the flesh (and sometimes enhanced by CGI) and being helmed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — parts 1 and 2, which concludes a kind of update on the “Beauty and the Beast” narrative). Reportedly the production got del Toro’s blessing to snag his leading lady since the Warner Bros. movie is all but dead now. Watson will now get to reunite, to an extent, with The Perks of Being a Wallflower writer-director Stephen Chbosky »
- Christopher Campbell
Today, a perfect thing happened in Hollywood.
Post by Emma Watson.
The Brown University graduate will be bringing her enviable combination of brains and beauty to Bill Condon’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as -- arguably the best Disney princess of the 90s -- Belle. No word on who will play the Beast to her “Beauty.”
Watson has spent the last year as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador promoting education for girls and gender equality under the campaign HeForShe.
This was my #heforshe speech. http://t.co/b2qzm7h0mS
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 22, 2014
- Sasha James
Though she’s taken care to branch out from the fantasy world of Harry Potter which made her name, Emma Watson is heading back to a land of magical kingdoms for the umpteenth screen version of Beauty And The Beast.
This will be a bit different in that it appears to be a live action transfer of the animated classic, with Disney again producing. A pointless endeavour some might argue, but Watson is a perfect choice for such a high profile role as Belle. She gained respect around the world last year for her gender equality speech at the Un and at least it means we won’t be getting a bland, antiseptic actress belting out tracks like Something There.
Watson herself has taken to Facebook to express her excitement:
It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance »
- Steve Palace
Disney evidently is eager to keep ruining your fond memories of their animated classics with big screen, live-action do-overs or prequels no one asked for. Last year we got "Sleeping Beauty" predecessor "Maleficent," in a couple of months they'll release "Cinderella," and now "Beauty And The Beast" is on the way. The studio announced that Emma Watson will play Belle in this new version. The actress was previously attached to an iteration that would've seen Guillermo del Toro direct, but which never got off the ground. Instead, Bill Condon ("The Fifth Estate," "Dreamgirls") will get behind the camera, with production set to begin later this year. Julia Roberts will produce and star in a remake of the documentary "Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World." The movie tells the real life story about how a Make-a-Wish event for Miles Scott — a 5-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia — wanting to be Batman. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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