Emma Watson To Star in Disney's Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast'

January 26, 2015

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Harry Potter's Emma Watson is returning to a world of magic and kind of dating down a bit if you ask me. As announced toay by the actress herself, Watson is attached to the lead in Disney's new live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. If this sounds familiar, it's beacuse she was already attached to star in a re-imagining of Beauty and the Beast four years ago. But that was a Guillermo del Toro-produced version, wherein, because of that, the Beast would have probably looked so grotesque that you wouldn't have minded if Gaston killed him. In contrast, Disney's version sounds like it's thoroughly The Disney Version, songs and all. As Watson explained:

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. Emma xx

And I can't wait to see it! Particularly this part, as rendered in photorealistic CGI:

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