Director Bill Condon has cast the Harry Potter alum as Belle in the live-action adaptation!
Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) will direct from a script written by Stephen Chbosky, who directed Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Watson was previously attached to star in Guillermo del Toro’s Beauty, which the director was developing for Warner Bros. before exiting the project in June, when Disney hired Condon. When WB’s version hit a snag, Disney began to court Watson for its own adaptation with del Toro’s blessing, as the studio agreed that Watson would be perfect as Belle, according to a source.
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