Every girl who’s ever dreamed of wearing that puffy yellow dress may be crippled with jealousy to learn that Emma Watson has just been announced to play Belle in a live-action Beauty and the Beast film. Yes, really! If there were ever an actress who could embody the smart, sassy and gorgeous Belle, it’s this gal.
The starlet took to social media to break the news.
‘I’m finally able to tell you…that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty in 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 x’.
Emma Watson has long been one of our Hollywood favorites for both her impeccable style sense and her uber classy attitude. We can’t wait to see Hermoine belt out our favorite Disney songs. We haven’t been this excited for a film since Sex & The City.
The film will be directed by Stephen Chbosky who previously worked with Emma on The Perks of Being a Wallflower. According to TIME magazine, it will be directed by Bill Condon, who also directed hits like The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Scheduled to begin filming later in 2015, the movie will be produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films. With an all-star team at the reins, we’ll be camping out at the theatre well ahead of the movie’s release date.