Guillermo del Toro will direct Emma Watson in new Beauty and the Beast tale

Guillermo del Toro will direct Warner Bros’ upcoming Beastbased on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale.

According to Variety, Emma Watson is in final negotiations to star in the pic (as the beauty, obviously).

Del Toro has long been attached to produce a Beauty and the Beast flick for WB, but today’s news confirms he will direct the feature too. He will begin work once wrapping up Pacific Rim for the studio.

Bridget Jones screenwriter Andrew Davies will pen the project.

Discuss: Is Ron Perlman (Hellboy) too old to reprise his Beast from the old TV show?

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