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Emma Watson Joins Beauty and the Beast as Belle

Emma Watson Will Star as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Harry Potter alum and international sweetheart Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast feature. The movie will be directed by Bill Condon (The Fifth Estate, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Parts 1 and 2) and doesn't yet have a release date. We can expect this to be in the same vein as Disney's latest live-action fairy-tale interpretations like 2014's Maleficent and this year's Cinderella. Listen, we're not saying we predicted this, but we kind of predicted this. Read Emma Watson's announcement below!

I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was...

Posted by Emma Watson on Monday, January 26, 2015
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