Seeing as how she’s both a mega-babe and well-versed in fantasy movies, casting Emma Watson in The Beauty and the Beast movie seemed like a no-brainer to us too. Producer Denise Di Novi said today at a press junket for the movie Crazy, Stupid, Love that she is currently in the process of developing a live-action take on the fairy tale. Di Novi says she has both Pan’s Labyrinth‘s Guillermo del Toro signed on to direct and the Harry Potter star ready to play the lead. No word on whether or not Angela Lansbury will return to reprise her role as a talking tea pot. In not, Mrs. Potts is a role Betty White was born to play.
Seeing as how we have a Sleeping Beauty flick and two Snow White movies coming out in the next year or so, it only makes sense we’d be seeing more and more celebs transforming into fairy-tale princesses. Maybe Lady Gaga for the Little Mermaid reboot? Too soon? On to the bigger question: now that we know Watson will be the lead, which actor would be right to play the Beast?