Guillermo del Toro to Direct Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

Guillermo del Toro’s Beauty and the Beast has landed at Warner Bros. and, according to an update at Variety, del Toro is now planning to direct as well as produce with Andrew Davies (The Three Musketeers, Bridget Jones’s Diary) providing the screenplay. They’ve also confirmed’s earlier report that Emma Watson (the Harry Potter films) is likely to headline.

Del Toro’s next film, Pacific Rim is now in production with a cast that includes Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Willem Dafoe, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Diego Klattenhoff and Ron Perlman.

Details on the Beauty and the Beast project are still currently few, but del Toro will provide a treatment that Davies will work from and this version of the story will be a period piece.

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