Emma Watson to play Belle in new live-action 'Beauty'

Emma Watson is best known for her starring role in the "Harry Potter" films.

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  • Emma Watson will play Belle in a live-action "Beauty and the Beast"
  • The new film is based on the 1991 Disney classic

(CNN)Emma Watson is the new Belle of the "Beast."

The "Harry Potter" star revealed Monday that she's been cast as Belle in the live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast."