Emma Watson cast in Beauty and the Beast

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British actress Emma Watson is set to become a real life Disney Princess, being cast as Belle in a live action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

No further details of the film have been released, however, it is reported that Twilight: Breaking Dawn director Bill Condon will be directing the classic tale.

Sharing her joy on Twitter, Watson said: “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.”