Emma Watson has officially been confirmed to star as Belle in the live-action version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
The actress has long been rumored to star in Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation for Warner Bros. but it appears that Disney has snagged the actress away from the project. Disney’s adaptation is going to be directed by Bill Condon. Condon will be directing from a screenplay written by ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ director/author, Stephen Chbosky. There isn’t a release date as of yet but production is set to begin in 2015.
Emma Watson confirmed her involvement in a post on Facebook.
From this post, it looks like Watson will be singing in the film.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ is currently in production and stars Emma Watson. The film is directed by Bill Condon.