Emma Watson will be Disney’s new Belle in Beauty and the Beast

From Hermione to Disney

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(SPOT.ph) Emma Watson is playing another book-loving character in an upcoming movie.

 

"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," she posted on her Facebook page.

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The live-action adaptation is set to be directed by Bill Cordon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Part 2) and according to reports, the musical will feature new music from composer Alan Menken, as well as the 1991 animated film’s original songs. "Technology, we hope, has finally caught up to that treatment of the story, so I think we're all kind of excited to bring that brilliant, amazing score and beautiful story into three dimensions," Condon said.

 

Production is set to begin later in 2015.

 

For more on this story, log on to Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.

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