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As Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, Emma Watson has already proven she can pull off the role of a library-loving bookworm – a key qualification for her upcoming turn as Belle in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

But can she sing?

“I imagine she’s good,” Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood in the films, told PEOPLE at Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter on Friday.

“She’s good at everything else!” said James Phelps, who played Fred Weasley.

“Emma works so hard,” adds Lynch. “Even if she’s not naturally a good singer, she will make herself great at it. She’s very conscientious.”

So, who should play the Beast in the film, to be directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon?

“People keep tweeting me like, ‘Tom Felton for the Beast!’ “ Lynch says of their fellow Potter castmate, who played sinister Slytherin Draco Malfoy. (Felton does have a not-so-hidden soft side, after all.)

Source: people.com

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Emma Watson is joining Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast as the lead character Belle, the studio said on Monday.

The film will be directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 and Part 2) and is set to begin production in 2015. No release date has been announced.

The Harry Potter franchise actress also shared the news on her Facebook page.

“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,” Watson wrote.

Since its release in 1991, the animated Beauty and the Beast has grossed more than $145 million domestically in various releases, not accounting for inflation. The title also hit Broadway in 1994.

The development of a live-action version follows the studio’s other live-action updates of animated titles, including Alice in Wonderland (2010) and this year’s Cinderella, which is set to hit theaters on March 13. A Jon Favreau-directed live-action version of Jungle Book will be released in April 2016.

David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films are producing Beauty and the Beast. Condon was announced as director of the film in June 2014.

Source: hollywoodreporter.com/news

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The Harry Potter star has been cast in a new musical comedy opposite Whiplash star, Miles Teller

Emma Watson isn’t an actress scared of trying out new roles. After the Harry Potter franchise came to an end, the young star knew she’d have to reinvent herself in order to be seen as someone other than precocious school girl Hermione Grainger.

And Emma’s latest role – starring in comedy musical – is definitely going to be a change from the norm. Described as being a classic MGM style musical – think Singin In The Rain meets Gentlemen Prefer Blondes –nNot only are we going to get to hear her sing, but there’s bound to be some well choreographed dance routines in there as well.

The film, which will be called La La Land, will see Emma play the role of Mia, an aspiring actress trying to make it in the competitive world of Los Angeles, while Whiplash star Miles Teller will play Emma’s jazz musician boyfriend.

‘I’ve been trying to get off the ground since I lived in LA, in the past five or six years,’ said the film’s director Damien Chazelle.

‘I wrote the script about four years ago, and I worked with the same guy who did the music on Whiplash. We wrote it four years ago and we were just trying to convince someone to do an original, MGM-style musical, because I don’t think there are enough.’

With Singin In The Rain being one of our all time favourite films, we’d have to agree. And we can’t wait to hear Emma show off her singing and tap dancing skills too…

Source: instyle.co.uk

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