Harry Potter star Emma Watson's latest role will be another bookish heroine.
"I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!" the actress posted on her Facebook page. "My six year old self is on the ceiling - heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons."
The movie will be directed by Bill Condon, who directed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman.
According to a Disney press release, the film will begin filming later this year.