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Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young English girl named Emma Watson starred in the popular Harry Potter films and fought evil wizards with her wit and knowledge.
From a leading role in the highest grossing film series, Emma has landed the lead role in Guillermo del Toro’s remake of the Beauty and the Beast. This classic fairy tale has a moral meaning about not accepting what is on the surface (outer appearance) for reality and through the eyes of Del Toro, the film will be presented differently.
The Beauty and the Beast will be another great opportunity for Emma, who inspired to become an actress at 6 years old. Well trained in singing, dancing, and acting for years at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts, she made her first professionally acting appearance in Harry Potter at age 9.
On the quest to defeat the evil, dark wizard Lord Volemort, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger were adolescent best friends that had shared adventures for the past 11 years in all eight Harry Potter films. Now that the record-breaking series of film has ended (production wise), Emma, at age 21, now has a chance to take advantage of other production opportunities.
According to ComingSoon.net reports, Del Toro is currently working on his (dark) version of Beauty and the Beast. The Academy Award nominated producer for Pan’s Labyrinth and also known for Blade II, Hellboy, Kung Fu Panda, and the new Crazy, Stupid, Love, Guillermo Del Toro is concurrently working on another star-packed film with Idris Elba, Charlie Day, and Charlie Hunnam called Pacific Rim. To be released on July 12, 2013, Pacific Rim depicts a war against aliens and Earth that is being fought by human ran robots.
Emma Watson is not waiting until the classic fairytale from Del Toro to continue working though. Later this year, she will appear in My Week with Marilyn and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which will be out in 2012. My Week with Marilyn, traces the interaction between Marilyn Monroe and the owner of Sir Laurence Olivier during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl.
While The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of a shy freshman named Charlie that is introduced to the world of sex, drugs, and complicated relationships by his friends, Sam and Patrick.
As for now, there has been a limited details provided about the production of Beauty and the Beast. From being the most sought out horror director in Hollywood at the time, there is a high expectancy from Guillermo Del Toro’s projects.
“For who could ever learn to love a beast,” the narrator of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, stated. The numbers at the box office will reflect the love of remake of the classic tale and the star-studded cast.
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