emma watson hp gi Emma Watson to star in 'Beauty and the Beast'?“Look there she goes that girl is so peculiar. I wonder if she’s feeling well, with a dreamy, far-off look and her nose stuck in a book. What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle.”

Is “Harry Potter’s” Emma Watson going from one smart, book-obsessed character to another? According to “Crazy, Stupid, Love” producer Denise Di Novi, the answer is yes!

Di Novi recently told Comingsoon.net that she is developing a new adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast” with director Guillermo Del Toro and she also let slip that Watson is set to star as Belle. Best casting ever? We think so.

Before she plays Belle, Watson next stars in the big screen adaptation of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” with Logan Lerman and and has a supporting role alongside Michelle Williams in “My Week With Marilyn.”

What do you think of this casting, Zappers? Who should play the Beast to Watson’s Beauty? Sound off in the comments.

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