Walt Disney Studios has done some magical work taking beloved fairy tales and wonderful characters from their animated films turning them into stunning live action movies. Following the success of MALEFICENT the studios announced that they would be making a live action CINDERELLA set to hit theatres on March 13, 2015 starring Lily James, Hayley Atwell, and Helena Bohnam Carter. The first trailer brought tears to my eyes. Today Disney announced the casting of another Disney Princess heading to the big screen in live action form Belle. Production is set to begin later this year of Disney’s live action interpretation of the wildly popular BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and will star HARRY POTTER alumn Emma Watson as Belle. The film will be directed by Bill Condon (DREAMGIRLS, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 1 & 2) and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
We have seen the many talented signs of Miss Watson it will be a pleasure to see her as Belle.