Hey guys, Jana here,
Emma Watson is flawless, beautiful, elegant and fiery, this isn’t news to her fans at all, what is news is the announcement of her brand new project with Disney! It’s another beloved childhood animated film made into a live-action feature, ‘Beauty and the Beast‘!!!
Naturally, Watson will be playing Belle, a character that just so happens to embody every quality Watson possesses as well. Bill Condon (‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and Part 2‘) is directing the film and it will begin production this year.
Watson shared this on her Facebook page this morning, “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 such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’ and sing ‘Something There’. My six year old self is on the ceiling – heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can’t wait for you to see it.”
We don’t have any other casting info right now, but I’m trying to think of who I would pick for Gaston, he has to be equal parts boorish to Watson’s perfection. Joe Manganiello would be a fantastic match for the beefy doofus, Patrick Warburton would be another pick that makes sense, both men are a little older than Gaston should be for this pic opposite Watson, then again the man that plays Gaston at DisneyWorld and has showed up in several videos being fantastically cheeky with the guests would have it in the bag, I bet. Can’t wait to find out more on this!