Emma Watson Joins Disney’s Live Action Beauty & The Beast

Disney is pursuing the idea of adapting their old classic cartoons into live-action films (Cinderella is hitting later this year), and their next endeavor will bring Beauty and the Beast to life.  Today thye’ve announced that Emma Watson, best known from the Harry Potter franchise, will portray the new version of Belle (the “beauty”) in the upcoming film.  

If you were looking for more details, then you’ll be a little disappointed as that’s about all the information Disney is willing to part with for the moment.  The film is directed by Bill Condon and filming is set to begin later this year.  Obviously there’s still the casting of the Beast we have to wait for, but for now, we can all delight at the fact that the wonderful Emma Watson will be on screen in this movie. 

What do you guys think of this casting?