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Emma Watson Playing Belle In "Beauty And The Beast" Is Making Our Monday

The Harry Potter star has been cast in Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic story, the studio confirmed.

Posted on January 26, 2015, at 11:38 a.m. ET

On Monday morning, Disney announced Emma Watson will play Belle in the studio's live-action take on Beauty and the Beast.

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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.

Disney first released an animated version of Beauty and the Beast in 1991 and won two Academy Awards for the production. And Watson's casting is something the internet has been asking for!

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The actor also couldn't contain her excitement over the news on Facebook.

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Really, it's great news for all of us.

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