Last year, word went out that Guillermo del Toro wanted to direct a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast with Harry Potter star Emma Watson. Today, it's been confirmed and set in stone that Del Toro will in fact direct the movie with Watson set to star in the lead role.
There's not much known about the film other than it will be a reimagining f the clasic fairy tale. Here's what the director had to say in a previous interview,
It's one of those landmarks, one of those holy grails, and I really hope to do it. We're just starting the process.
It's a movie that you have to make in the next few years for Emma to be perfect for the part. I think she is the perfect character to do that movie.
This is a great team-up of talent. Del Toro is going to bring complete visual storytelling awesomeness to the big screen, and Watson is going to be amazing as The Beauty.