Date: 27th January 2015

Emma Watson cast as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

Emma Watson has confirmed she's to play Belle in a live action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

She shared the news on her Facebook page, saying the cartoon was a "big part of growing up".

The film will be directed by Bill Condon, who previously made Twilight: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2.

Revealing the news, Watson said: "I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!"

"It almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six-year-old self is on the ceiling. Heart bursting."

There is currently no release date for the new version.

Source: Press Release