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Hermione Granger and Belle both love to read so it's pretty much perfect that Emma Watson will be taking on the roll as Belle in Disney's live action adaptation of 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson took to Facebook on Monday morning, January 26th, to announce that she will be starring in Disney's live action "Beauty and the Beast".

I'm finally able to tell you... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast! It was such a big part of my growing up, 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. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx

--Emma Watson

All I can say is YESSSS!!!! People have been talking about how perfect Emma would be as Belle for years and now it's finally happening. This is the best news ever!! I thought I was pumped about Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark, playing Prince Charming in the soon to be released Disney live action adaptation of Cinderella, but Emma as Belle is even better. I can't wait to hear who else will be joining the "Beauty and the Beast" cast!