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Emma Watson to star in Beauty and the Beast remake

Published: 27th January 2015

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Yesterday, Emma Watson announced on Facebook that she has won the part of Belle in a new live action movie of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. The films follows Disney’s latest fad of making big budget live action movies of classic fairy tales. Such as Cinderella which will be released on 27th March.


In her Facebook announcement the Harry Potter actress who is also currently a UN Goodwill Ambassador and heads the #HeForShe campaign expressed how excited she was to dance to ‘Be Our Guest’, stating that it was ‘such a big part of [her] growing up.’


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As someone who played the know-it-all Hermione for ten years but also doesn’t look out of place wearing Chanel on the red carpet, Emma Watson seems like the obvious choice to play Belle. Our only question is, who will be cast as the Beast? Let us know your best suggestions.


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Emma in her Hermione days

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Bookish Belle in the original Disney animated movie

If you love Disney then why not check out our reviews of the upcoming Oscar nominated animated movie Big Hero 6.

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Arthur gives Big Hero 6 a massive K-Rating of 10!


Disney princesses who are already excited about the prospect of a new Beauty and the Beast should definitely visit the Old Royal Naval College where parts of the new Cinderella movie was filmed. Or if you are a Harry Potter Emma Watson fan, check out our reviews of the Warner Bros Harry Potter Experience.





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