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Harry Potter actress Emma Watson may be in line to star in the live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Though this is just a rumor, Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy) is said to have his sights on the Beauty and the Beast live action remake.  There doesn’t seem to be any details of the project on del Toro’s IMDB page, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t in the very early stages of development. Whether del Toro will serve as director or just producer on the project is unknown.

The report says Watson is to star in the adaptation, which presumably would make her Belle.  Do you like this role for Emma Watson? Let us know!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/louieschuth Louie Schuth

    Can she sing?

    • Patrick McCoy

      I very much doubt it will be a musical.

    • Ninjasaurus15

      It’s del Toro…

    • http://twitter.com/insertSobriquet Gabrielle H.

      Yeah it’s not a musical. If Del Toro directs, it will probably be similar to Pan’s Labyrinth meaning it will be very dark.

      • Slemery89

        That would be fitting since the original story is much darker than the Disneyfied one as far as I remember…I think this could be very good

        • Victoria

          It’s not too much darker, though…still a love story.  Disney actually kind of added a bit of darkness because they added Gaston.

    • http://www.facebook.com/louieschuth Louie Schuth

      I guess I’m not up on my “Beauty and the Beast” History. I didn’t realize it wasn’t a musical until Disney stormed in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarah.upchurch Sarah Upchurch

    Doubtful this would be a musical. It would be the true story. Btw, the character’s name is spelled ‘Belle’. 

  • phantomluvr

    I’m a little apprehensive about a real-life Beauty and the Beast, but Emma would be a good fit for Belle, as long as it’s not a musical. I’ve never heard her sing…

    • Clive

      I assume you’ve not seen the GOF deleted scenes then.  It wasn’t pretty.

      • SusieIsAMuggle

        Haha, are you talking about the “Hogwarts, hogwarts, hoggy, warty hogwarts?”

      • phantomluvr

        No, I haven’t…. oh dear, now I really hope it’s not a musical! :)

      • http://erictheperson.tumblr.com Eric Coppes

        That scene isn’t exactly fair ground to judge someone’s singing voice. Like… at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SarahTipton Sarah Tipton

    I could see Emma as Belle. I really hope del Toro is directing it because he is an amazing director and I would love to see him do Beauty and the Beast, even if Emma isn’t in it.

  • Alexv1115

    growing up i always imagined someone like Emma to do Belle’ and she fits perfectly
    (she even has french in her family so it fits)

    i really hope this comes true 

    • Theaterboy1

      I agree I think Emma would be a perfect choice!!

  • Silverfirelizard16

    yeah, isn’t the only reason it’s a musical because of Disney? I would love to see the story without any music. I hope she’s in it. She would be an amazing Belle.

  • http://twitter.com/Merlinbird31547 Morgana Granger

    Yes! That would be SO amazing!

  • fleur21

    This story should have been tagged Harry Potter too. Sorry Emma, but hp fans want to see you on our feeds no matter what you are doing. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elena-Freije/1345194594 Elena Freije

    I would LOVE Emma as Belle! I think she could totaly pull it off (Tom Felton as the Beast? lol, jk)

    • Ohschick09

      haha I would LOVE that! New fandom! :)

  • Anonymous

    That would be amazing! I always said her hairstyle in the Yule Ball mirrored Belle’s when they dance :)

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  • nodaybut2day

    OH I HOPE THIS IS TRUE!!! I think she would be wonderful belle! Im not gonna lie i was slightly disappointed that she is going to be in perks of being a wallflower, not because i dont love her i just dont see her as that character (but i am trying to reserve compete judgment until after i see the film), i think belle would be a much better fit!

  • Guest

    Emma can’t act. So no, this will suck. 

    • amf

      hmm Twilight fan? Or just someone whose never seen a movie with Emma Watson in it?

      • Kass

        Oh shut up why would you say Twilight fan ? The Potter fans are the HATERS.

      • http://twitter.com/angrykittykj Krystol

        I have to take offense to this. I’m a Twilight fan AND a Harry Potter fan. People can be fans of all kinds of things you know. Maybe this person just isn’t a fan of Emma Watson. I know that while I love her in most movies, her acting in GOF was atrocious. She was over the top and obnoxious. 

        Can we all just think before we say things that we know will insult others? It’s just plain rude to make broad assumptions like this.

        • Blair

          Yeah but anybody who has seen her in Deathly Hallows Part1/Part2 knows how much she’s improved. She did GOF like 6 years ago. So now it’s just plain stupid for people to say that she can’t act.

          • Beth

            People are allowed to have different opinions than you without being stupid you know….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000008061767 Justine E Woodard

      Well that was unneeded. I’m guessing you haven’t seen a movie with Emma in it? Or are you just blind and deaf? 

    • dobbythefreelf

      Twi fan im guessing??? I think we all know who sucks here…….^^^

  • http://twitter.com/insertSobriquet Gabrielle H.

    I really HOPE this is true!!! She would perfect as Belle!! And Del Toro is such an amazing filmmaker. I always hoped he would do one of the Potters. I remember an interview in which he said he was interested, because Alfonso told him how much fun it was.

  • heath

    I hope this becomes true!

  • Ckatmyla


    Now, would this be that adpatation of the Disney version I keep hearing about, or something else entirely? Oh, who cares!? 1) Watson would manke an amazing Belle/Beauty IMO, and oh man, THINK Of what Del Toro could bring to it thematically and styllisticly? This is one Hollywood rumor I want to be true ^^ .

  • FilmGirl27

    YES! I love this idea, I hope it’s true. :-)

  • http://twitter.com/TexCausingScene Jennifer Scheidegger

    I could see her as Belle, I would definitely check it out.

  • Sia

    Happy for Emma and great director but Emma ? I like the Potter actors but they can’t carry a movie by themselves they’ll always have other actors.

    • Liz

      What do you call Dan carrying two successful Broadway plays by themselves?

      You must be a psychic or something since you clearly can predict the future. And of course there will be other actors, knowing Emma’s track record, it will probably be another ensemble cast with the best of the best.

  • Kass

    But then again Emma out of the three is more likely to be a bigger star.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646157207 Mary Elena

    hmm interesting… i mean if Dan can sing (with a little training) i’m pretty sure emma could belt something out as well

    • Victoria

      I agree!!  I never pictured Dan as a singer, but I was very impressed with his singing (and dancing too!!) on the Tony Awards!!!  If Dan can do it, I think Emma certainly can!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000183764146 Emily Van Horn

    I want to hear her sing. Daniel Radcliffe came out of nowhere with his singing and dancing maybe she can too 

    • Sam

      I remember reading/watching some interview with Emma and she said she would love to do something where she could sing, so I am guessing that she can! 
      I think Emma as Belle seems like a perfect fit… she kind of fits that part because of her roll as Hermione. Both Belle & Hermione are strong, smart, and independent characters, and Emma did a good job of portraying that in Hermione! (:

  • dobbythefreelf

    She would be totally perfect!!!!!! I hope this is true!!!



    • Harry Potter

      haha whenever I read ur comments I expect to see R.I.P. Dobby a Free Elf, and then now I see Snape. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1683360003 Paige Barton

    yes!! this would be perfect for her ^_^

  • Polytheistus

    that wud be cool as long as they dont make it gross and not the real story like they did with red riding rood

  • Jazz

    Sounds cool.

  • H_kayla18

    I think Anne Hathaway would be a good fit but I don’t mind her either

  • Juuhac

     She looks too manly too me.. I rather Bella be played by someone more female looking.

  • Spartan046

    No, Emma Watson is cool but she’s not belle.

  • http://geloyellow.blogspot.com/ Gerard Lopez

    She would be very beautiful as Belle! ♥


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