Emma Watson to Star in a Live-Action Beauty & The Beast Film

By Maryann Yin 

Emma WatsonWith the success of live-action movies for Cinderella and Maleficent, Disney has announced that it will create a new adaptation of Beauty & The Beast. Like the 1991 animated movie and the hit Broadway musical, the story for this live-action project will be based on Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s beloved fairy tale “La Belle et la Bête.”

Actress Emma Watson announced on her Facebook page that she will play Belle; the post has drawn more than 1.1 million “likes.” Watson feels that her “six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting” and plans to prepare for this part with singing lessons.

BuzzFeed reports that no actor has been cast as The Beast. Who would you nominate for this role?