It’s A Go: Emma Watson is Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Watson has signed on to star as Belle in a new adaption of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast

Officially announced today, Guillermo Del Toro’s ( Hellboy, Labyrinth) much rumored about, and greatly anticipated adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which he not only will write and produce, but also direct.

This will be one of many projects that Emma Watson has on her plate currently, she was last seen in My Week with Marilyn and the last Harry Potter movie. She will next be seen in another highly anticipated book to screen film Perks of a Wall Flower. She is really stacking up the roles to break type casting that is inevitable from being one of the main stars in a major film franchise.

As for Mr.Del Toro, he is currently shooting his Monster Epic Pacific Rim for a summer 2013 release. From what I can tell Beauty will indeed be his next directing project since it has the most traction, pushing back other long anticipated films such as Frankenstein and The Haunted Mansion.

The film is yet to have a release date, but will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures

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