It's a tale as old as time—and Emma Watson's taking it on!
Announced on Monday, Jan. 26, the Harry Potter alum said "Oui!" to playing Belle in the remake of Disney's 1991 cartoon classic, Beauty and the Beast.
"I'm finally able to tell you… that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" Watson, 24, informed her worldwide fan base via her personal Facebook page. "It was such a big part of my growing up… My six-year-old self is on the ceiling—heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it."
We're ready to be your guest, Emma! But in the meantime, while the House of Mouse is busy picking the perfect couturier to bring Belle's classic ensembles to life—yes, the yellow ball gown!—Us Weekly went ahead and placed Watson's gorgeous head on the cartoon princess' body.
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Emma in Belle's small-town blue dress, perfect for visiting the bookstore. (Hermione would be so proud!)
And here's Emma in the princess-to-be's iconic marigold dinner dress. Move over, Kate Middleton!
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