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Emma Watson set to star in Guillermo Del Toro’s version of Beauty and the Beast

February 14, 2012 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

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After the tragedy that was BEASTLY, I have to admit that I’m done with the Beauty and the Beast storyline.  We have the cherished Disney cartoon, which was recently re-released in 3D and that’s pretty much all I think about now when I think of the story.  So even though one of the most visually talented directors working today is going to direct a new version, I’m having a hard time getting too excited for it.  But Guillermo Del Toro (PAN’S LABYRINTH) will direct Harry Potter’s Emma Watson in his (modern?) retelling of the original fairy tale.

Del Toro has done enough already that we should give him the benefit of the doubt, so we’ll keep an eye on this one.  If anything, the original story of a woman being trapped in a strange house by a cursed man is right up Del Toro’s alley.  Variety reports that this will be Del Toro’s next project, so filming should start sooner than later.

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