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Emma Watson to star in Guillermo del Toro's 'Beauty and the Beast'

‘Harry Potter’ starlet Emma Watson is set to star in a new version of ‘Beauty and the Beast,' as co-conceived by Guillermo del Toro.

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Nowadays, the description “fairy tale re-imagining that stars (either, a popular or rising) young actress” is starting to become a bit tired. Earlier this year saw the arrival of Amanda Seyfried in Red Riding Hood; next year we’re getting two Snow White movies with Lilly Collins and Kirsten Stewart; and now Watson’s set for Beauty & the Beast. That’s not to mention Shana Feste’s Little Mermaid-inspired project (titled… Mermaid), which will likely aim to snag an up-and-coming starlet as the titular character as well.

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It’s the talent working behind the scenes that makes each of these films sound all the more (or less) appealing. Case in point: Tarsem Singh calling the shots on Relativity’s Snow White project and del Toro offering input on Beauty and the Beast makes these fairy tale reworking sounds more enticing than, say, when Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke was announced as director of Red Riding Hood.

Fans of Watson probably won’t mind seeing her play the prettier character in the new Beauty and the Beast either. Here’s to hoping the actress’ career continues to go well, now that her days of playing the brilliant Hermione Granger in Harry Potter are behind her.

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Sandy Schaefer blogst at Screen Rant.


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