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Emma Watson Will Star in Beauty and the Beast

Emma Watson.

The fairy tale craze shows no signs of abating, and now it's claimed Emma Watson in its clutches. Producer Denise Di Novi told Coming Soon today that she's prepping a new version of Beauty and the Beast alongside Guillermo del Toro, and she's lined up the Harry Potter star to topline it. Presumably, Watson is playing the beauty and not the beast, though a reversed-gender take might be what this much-filmed story sorely needs. [Coming Soon]

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