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Emma Watson to play Belle in Beauty & The Beast live action remake

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Story by Jack Foley

EMMA Watson has confirmed that she has landed the role of Belle in a live action version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

The former Harry Potter star shared the news on her Facebook page, describing the cartoon as a “big part of growing up”.

Her post read: “I’m finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney’s new live-action Beauty and the Beast!

“It almost feels surreal that I’ll get to dance to Be Our Guest and sing Something There. My six-year-old self is on the ceiling. Heart bursting.”

The live version of the Disney classic will be directed by Bill Condon, who previously made Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2.

An animated version of Beauty & The Beast was previously released in 1991 and received six Academy Award nominations.

There is currently no release date for the new version.

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