While many thought Emma Watson would be Disney‘s Live Action Cinderella back in 2013, it turns out that it just wasn’t meant to be. Fans hopes of seeing Watson as a Disney Princess seemed lost, but now those hopes will pay off as Watson takes the role of another Live Action Disney Princess Belle, when production starts on the Live Action Beauty and the Beast.
Disney’s Press release said:
Actress Emma Watson has been cast as Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. The film is directed by Bill Condon and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Production is anticipated to begin later this year.
Bill Condon is a good choice as he is no stranger to movies with a musical bent like Dreamgirls. Emma Watson took to her Facebook page to tell fans how excited she is about the role:
Her casting will certainly lock down a huge group of fans and sell a ton of tickets. Although the live action Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh seems to be setting a high standard and should set a high bar at the box office. Including singing into the mix should be very interesting to see and Watson seems prepared to take on the challenge of singing, dancing, and acting all together.
Who do you think might play the Beast and will t be CGI, Special Effects Makeup, or a combination of both?