Disney just made the most wonderful decision since pizza companies decided to stuff their crust with cheese. It was announced yesterday that Emma Watson will be joining Disney’s live-action version of the classic, Beauty and the Beast.
She will play the lead character Belle in the film, which is being directed by Bill Condon (Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Gods and Monsters). Fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be happy to hear that Stephen Chbosky is getting credit for writing the screenplay.
After the huge casting news broke, Watson went on her Facebook page to share her excitement with her fans.
And while this news is extremely exciting, it’s not really surprising for the people who have been following this project for the past few years. Watson’s name was attached to the film four years ago when Guillermo del Toro was primed to direct Warner Bros.’ version of the film.
The project never did work out back then, which had to be disappointing for Watson. She has been waiting for this role for years now. It’s great to see everything finally falling into place.
She deserves all the great things in the world. Things like lead roles in Disney films and stuffed crust pizza.
Production on the film will begin later this year. We are sure more information will be released soon.