Harry Potter and Disney fans rejoice!

On Monday morning, Disney announced Emma Watson, who (for those who don't know) played Hermione in the Harry Potter sagas will play Belle in the studio’s live-action take on Beauty and the Beast.

We couldn't be more excited, and apparently neither can Emma who posted to her Facebook saying:


The song she is referring to singing for those who have not seen the original

Bill Condon, who directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn and the musical Dreamgirls, is signed on to direct. The Beast has not yet been cast.

But we have some ideas as to who could play him


  • Chris Hemsworth
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  • Kit Harrington
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  • Charlie Hunnam
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  • and our No. 1 Ben Barnes
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I mean look how cute him and Emma are together

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