HARRY POTTER's Emma Watson Will Play 'Belle' In Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY & THE BEAST

HARRY POTTER's Emma Watson Will Play 'Belle' In Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY & THE BEAST

The Harry Potter actress was once in line to star in Guillermo del Toro's Beauty & The Beast, but when that fell through she jumped ship to Disney, and has officially been cast as the beauty, Belle.

By MarkCassidy - Jan 26, 2015 09:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Harry Potter
Source: Via The Wrap

Emma Watson is best known for playing Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, and now it's been revealed that she'll try her hand (and voice) at another classic literary character in Disney's live-action adaptation of Beauty And The Beast. After Warner Bros. version with Guillermo del Toro fell through, Disney began to court Watson and evidently it all worked out as it's been officially announced that she'll star in the film under director Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn). This will be the latest in a series of Disney's live-action takes on some of their classic animated adaptations, after Maleficent, the upcoming Cinderella and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book. I don't think anyone could argue that this isn't a perfect bit of casting, but let us know what you think in the usual place.
 

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Shadowmaster35
Shadowmaster35 - 1/26/2015, 9:43 AM
Cool she's a hottie.
MisterBatfleck
MisterBatfleck - 1/26/2015, 9:44 AM
I like this, a lot.
Reasonnnn
Reasonnnn - 1/26/2015, 9:45 AM
Jai Courtney as the Beast hahahah
NightBoyWonder
NightBoyWonder - 1/26/2015, 9:46 AM
Okay I understand what Disney is trying to do but they should really stick to what they were doing with Maleficent. How about a story focusing on Gaston! Or Ursula? Hell even Scar from Lion King (I would love to see). Why do we need a Disney live action version of a Disney animated film?
Nick56
Nick56 - 1/26/2015, 9:46 AM
I like Emma Watson but Im done with disney and their live action fairy tale films. Pan looks better than all this shit like cinderella etc...
Baka
Baka - 1/26/2015, 9:47 AM
shes an atrocious actress and an even bigger snob hope she fades into the back.
Sumitsjc
Sumitsjc - 1/26/2015, 9:51 AM
So when They are going to make Aladdin??????
FordEl
FordEl - 1/26/2015, 9:56 AM
Bill Condon did another musical called "Dreamgirls", that was pretty good. He's a good fit. I like the screenwriter's work as well
freezerburn
freezerburn - 1/26/2015, 9:56 AM
can she sing?
JasonBlue
JasonBlue - 1/26/2015, 9:57 AM
She's absolutely perfect for the role.
alamborn19
alamborn19 - 1/26/2015, 9:58 AM
Horrible cast she should play The Beast...
BlackIceJoe
BlackIceJoe - 1/26/2015, 10:03 AM
I so would enjoy a Beauty & the Beast movie that is more closer to the source material. I don't think Disney will be the one to do it though. As for this casting news, I think she will do a good job.
SimplyAz
SimplyAz - 1/26/2015, 10:07 AM
She is beautiful.
MsDarkPhoenix
MsDarkPhoenix - 1/26/2015, 10:08 AM
A) I guess Emma will do fine.

B) Enough with the live action reboots, we don't need them...

C) I'll never understand why these news have to be on cbm...

Missy
Missy - 1/26/2015, 10:09 AM
I'm still waiting for a Atlantis or Treasure Planet live-action movie,
BlackPhillip
BlackPhillip - 1/26/2015, 10:11 AM
Perfect choice!
Reasonnnn
Reasonnnn - 1/26/2015, 10:11 AM
David Tennant is playing the Purple Man in JESSICA JONES!!!
BlackPhillip
BlackPhillip - 1/26/2015, 10:13 AM
This was confirmed a LOOOOOOOONG time ago.


She was confirmed to be in WB's Beauty long ago. This is Disney's version.
Demiurge
Demiurge - 1/26/2015, 10:13 AM
Hopefully it'll be better than Malefiscent. Didn't care for that movie.
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Superheromoviefan
Superheromoviefan - 1/26/2015, 10:16 AM
Ideal casting
JvIce
JvIce - 1/26/2015, 10:17 AM
So happy it will be a musical.
TheDarkKnightofSteel
TheDarkKnightofSteel - 1/26/2015, 10:30 AM
@KidGoku

Henry Cavill as Gaston or the Beast would be perfect...



@FreezerBurn

Apparently she can.Danielle Chazelle wanted her to star in his musical,and she had her own band and she rdid vocals for a song while filming Noah.
freezerburn
freezerburn - 1/26/2015, 10:32 AM
Do NOT challenge Gaston to a push-up contest!!
DrLove1023
DrLove1023 - 1/26/2015, 10:33 AM
If Disney really want to make a killing for small cost, just take the current voice tracks they already own for movies like Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc... And just do new 3D animation Frozen style for the new generation. Billions to be made.
slickrickdesigns
slickrickdesigns - 1/26/2015, 10:35 AM
Id like to Beast all over her Bella! If you catch my drift!!
TheRationalNerd
TheRationalNerd - 1/26/2015, 10:38 AM
She'll do tremendous in this role. I really hope they go the route of real make up effects for beast with some pinches of cgi.
RexDartEskimoSpy
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/26/2015, 10:39 AM

DrLove1023 - 1/26/2015

If Disney really want to make a killing for small cost, just take the current voice tracks they already own for movies like Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, etc... And just do new 3D animation Frozen style for the new generation. Billions to be made.


SHHHHH! Don't give them any ideas! Disney would actually do that.
SnapperCarr
SnapperCarr - 1/26/2015, 10:39 AM
I'd like to see her in a comic book movie.
Jimdlux
Jimdlux - 1/26/2015, 10:46 AM
Good choice...I guess since they own Marvel it belongs on CBM?
the
the - 1/26/2015, 10:47 AM
@BlackIceJoe
"Into the Woods" got pretty 'Grimm' with its 'Fairy Tales' and then the second half of the movie just gets even more depressing to the point where I couldn't take it's beacon(s) of hope seriously.

Good Casting, but for the love of Disney, don't just have its animation dept adapt all the fairy tales that have yet to reach the silver screen.
Ghostyy
Ghostyy - 1/26/2015, 10:53 AM
Wonder who will play Gaston.
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