Emma Watson to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast Directed by Bill Condon
Harry Potter Actress Emma Watson is playing Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as the lead character Belle.
The film will be directed by Bill Condon. The film is set to begin production in 2015. No release date has been announced.
The original Beauty and the Beast (1991), was the first animated feature to be nominated for a best picture Oscar.
“I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast!” the actress posted on her Facebook page. “My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons.”
Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the traditional French fairy tale of the same name byJeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast is the 30th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series.