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Emma Watson To Star As Belle In Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson (photosEmma Watson photos) will star as Belle in Disney's live-action version of 'Beauty and the Beast'.

The 'Harry Potter' actress confirmed the news on her Facebook page Monday morning.

"I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast,'" she said.

"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 film will be directed by Bill Condon, who was also behind the camera for 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2'.

Interestingly, Watson was set to originally star in Warner Bros' 'Beauty and the Beast' project with Guillermo del Toro but after that fell apart, Disney began talks to bring make her their Belle.

January 27, 2015 |

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