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Emma Watson to Star in Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast

Read her Facebook announcement

Liz Raftery

Emma Watson is going to play Belle in Disney's upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

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The Harry Potter alum shared the news on her Facebook page Monday morning.

The film will reunite Watson with her Perks of Being a Wallflower director Stephen Chobsky, who wrote the script for Beauty and the Beast. Bill Condon is directing.

Watson was previously attached to Warner Bros.' adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which was set to be directed by Guillermo del Toro before he dropped out of the project last June. She has signed a contract with the Disney version with del Toro and Warner Bros.' "blessing," according to TheWrap, which first reported the news.

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