In casting news announced today, Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in the live-action Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. Emma herself confirmed via her Facebook page in the following post:
“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”
No word yet on who will be playing up the Beast or Gaston.