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Emma Watson To Join Guillermo Del Toro In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST?

Nordling here.

If there's a film tailor-made for Guillermo Del Toro it's a remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.  Now it looks like Emma Watson will be playing the Beauty role in a remake produced by Del Toro and Denise Di Novi, according to ComingSoon.Net.

It's unclear if Del Toro would be directing the film, but as he has PACIFIC RIM in pre-production, it's more likely he's just producing (although a Del Toro-directed take on this film would be pretty amazing to see).  Emma Watson's not sitting on her POTTER laurels either, with two more films coming out this year.  A Del Toro-conceived Beast would be quite something, and if any filmmaker knows how to find the sympathy in the monster, it's Guillermo Del Toro.

Nordling, out. 

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  • July 19, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST

    emma watson

    by emeraldboy

    is one of the most beautiful young actresses of her generation. she looks a little like a young mia farrow.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:02 a.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    Prolly thirdsies tho!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:03 a.m. CST

    Damn you emeraldboy...

    by JethroBodine

    ...and you little dog too!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:04 a.m. CST

    Perlman does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Let me guess.. Ron fucking Perlman as the Beast? Sheeite. And I call bullshit on any and all GDT 'projects' until they start shooting. That guy's got way too many irons in the fire...

  • July 19, 2011, 6:06 a.m. CST

    It'll be a CGI BEAST...

    by JethroBodine

    ...voiced by Jim Carrey!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST

    she was prettier at 13

    by Rupee88

    I'm sure she's had a lot of work done too...that's what movie stars do. That doesn't take anything away from her, but just saying if you think it is all natural beauty, you aren't too smart.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Ok rupee88 just creeped me out...

    by JethroBodine

    hide your kids!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:13 a.m. CST

    Come on, Gordo, Hellboy is Beauty and the Beast

    by CuervoJones

    Queremos The Mountains of Madness ya!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Guillermo Del Toro, his papa forgot to warn him that quitters never win and winners never quit. He also forgot to warn him about the dangers of high cholestorol junk food, but that my friends is another story.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST

    Ron Perlman was the Beast in that George RR Martin show

    by CuervoJones

    That one with Sarah Connor. Not the Cersei Sarah Connor.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    I thought she was going to be the beast...

    by Kyle

  • July 19, 2011, 6:24 a.m. CST

    my family dont have a dog...

    by emeraldboy

    we did but he died of cancer.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:25 a.m. CST

    Well damn you anyway

    by JethroBodine


  • July 19, 2011, 6:35 a.m. CST

    There's nothing wrong with finding a 13-year-old girl pretty.

    by buggerbugger

    It's only when you fuck her in the arse that you're crossing a line.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:39 a.m. CST

    Wow, scratchmonkey...

    by JethroBodine

    Nobody said anyting about fucking her in the ass untill you did... HIDE YOUR KIDS!

  • July 19, 2011, 6:51 a.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    I just hope they don't give him the cat-man makeup this time.

  • July 19, 2011, 6:56 a.m. CST

    that twilight chick gotta be as mad as Daniel Radcliffe now.

    by DannerV2

    both of them are done for life after the last film in their series. Watson might just have future.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST


    by buggerbugger

    It just wouldn't be AICN if someone mentioned the attractiveness of a 13-year-old girl without a follow-up comment about Polanski-like bumfun.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:03 a.m. CST

    See CBS Films? THIS is how you get a likable Beauty.

    by Anna Valerious

    I have to say, I think one of the reasons why CBS Films' "Beastly" failed is because they went with a girl who WASN'T like the relatable one in the book. In that one, Lindy was actually very shy (She was manning the table at the dance instead of mingling) and didn't think of herself as pretty, which is why she also changed at the end of the book. Then some bonehead changes all that because they wanted some big name actress to attract people. (Despite the fact they already had Neil Patrick Harris in the movie...come on...) But she's played someone more relatable like that, and I HOPE whoever's writing the script will go to the basis of the original story...even though the '62 MGM one (Which has yet to be on DVD) is very much a Hammer film in Fairy Tale clothing, where his curse is more like a werewolf curse, and his scheming uncle will do anything to expose it and get himself on the throne.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST


    by JethroBodine

    I'm glad to see that you've done just that! ;-)

  • July 19, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Which one is she playing?

    by JohnWayneWasGay

  • July 19, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    So, is Guillermo actually gonna shoot it?

    by Human Tornado

    Or will he just be stuck in pre-production forever?

  • July 19, 2011, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Emma Watson = Beauty?

    by elsewhere

    People have low standards nowadays.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:40 a.m. CST

    It's like Beauty and the Beast...

    by Lemure_v2

    ...course, if anyone else calls you Beast I'll rip their lungs out.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    @Ruppee 88

    by Lemure_v2

    1. It's called airbrushing. 2. You're a twat - and shouldn't be allowed near children. Ever.

  • July 19, 2011, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to play the beast?

    by Dougie

  • July 19, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    She. Can't. ACT.

    by HoboCode

    Go back to Brown, Emma. Get a real job.

  • July 19, 2011, 8:13 a.m. CST


    by impetus

    You beat me to that line. Bravo, sir! (Or ma'am, as the case may be. You never know.)

  • July 19, 2011, 8:15 a.m. CST

    She's way too skinny and the short hair does nothing for her.

    by Chopper

    She's got that look that people feel they need to say she is pretty but she isn't really. Like with Keira Knightley.

  • July 19, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Keira Knightley is cute

    by elsewhere

    and she has one helluva under-bite.

  • July 19, 2011, 8:29 a.m. CST

    an admission of guilt


    i remember seeing the first Potter, and no one was really talking about her. I thought she was a bad actress, but mostly because of youth and her character. she read every line in a loud, pissy way- a typical amateur characteristic. Too much emphasis on everything, no understated performances. but i did think she was cute. and not in a creepy pedophile way, but in the way where you know someone will grow up and be attractive, respectfully. it IS possible. i saw a future for her if she could learn to act better.

  • July 19, 2011, 8:48 a.m. CST

    i love how trolls here rate beauty standards


    ..these are guys who have obviously never dated, really loved someone, enjoyed personality, or woken up beside a fresh faced, naturally beautiful woman. nope, most guys here are addicted to porn, fapping away to grotesquely altered people. i'd really like to read lists of women some of you guys think are 'worthy' of your sex..ha ha

  • July 19, 2011, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Radcliffe will do fine.

    by FluffyUnbound

    Doesn't he have a hit Broadway show out? He will just turn into Neil Patrick Harris. And do a lot of arch comedy after he's outed.

  • July 19, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Just dont let here cut her hair short again

    by Knobules

    YUCK~ That pixie shit is not attractive.

  • July 19, 2011, 9:20 a.m. CST

    I couldn't agree with you more...

    by Anna Valerious

    I've had a lot of problems with men and that's because I've had self-esteem problems...I'm also not going to quote a very cliche metaphor from "Family Matters" about it. But seriously, is there such a thing as a perfect ten? NO. So once you get that in mind, you'll all do fine.

  • July 19, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I didn't even notice Watson before...

    by UltimaRex

    But I have now. ... Is that wrong?

  • July 19, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    And the pixie cut suited her.

    by UltimaRex


  • July 19, 2011, 9:56 a.m. CST

    "Superman Returns" Deleted Krypton Scene

    by PopCultureJunkie

  • July 19, 2011, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I would very much like to have sexual relations with her.

    by stu_pickles

  • July 19, 2011, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Too bad he's too old to star opposite Watson, but

    by cookepuss

    Kevin Durand would've made a pretty good Beast. He already sort of played the part in Dark Angel as Joshua.

  • July 19, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST

    even she admits she cant act

    by JAMF

    and as for 'beauty'... wtf. i know its easy to take the piss out of her looks (yes she does look exactly like richard dawkins) but come on. shes totally wrong for this. bleugh. any of you guys who fancy her and even talk of fucking her in the ass... well, it says a lot that you wanna buttfuck her isnt it? when did that fantasy come to light - when she got her hair cut short? weirdos.

  • July 19, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I like short-haired Emma Watson.

    by sweeneydave

  • July 19, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Del Toro comes up with the GREATEST ideas! It's always exciting

    by sweeneydave

    to discover the next idea he thinks up! I heard he's thinking of turning one of these "ideas" into a film, but that's probably just me daydreaming.

  • July 19, 2011, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I dont want to buttfuck her

    by GoldenThrasher

    but I would totally lay her on her stomach and give her the old Weasley if you know what I mean. Beauty and the Beast? MEH

  • July 19, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    @hobocode: Yes.She.Can.

    by Smartacus

    She couldn't. There was a time in the middle of the series where any scene that had her waggling her eyebrows and pleading (screeching) her lines was just brutal to watch. That's not the case anymore. In the last movie (parts one and two) she's improved considerably. She's not incredibly gifted but she can act.

  • July 19, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST

    She's probably the best actress out of the main three.

    by Sardonic

    I know that's not saying much, but still.

  • July 19, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are not hot

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    I read both of those comments in this talkback and I'm seriously debating what planet I'm on...literally would cut off a finger to be with either of them

  • July 19, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah but uh....she can't act.

    by Mel

  • July 19, 2011, 1:53 p.m. CST

    While Emma is in fact beautiful in her own way

    by prunkhaft

    I don't think this is great casting. She's too thin and waifish. Somebody like Amanda Seyfried or even Anne Hathaway (who's getting a little long in the tooth perhaps) seems like a better fit. And everyone dismissing the attractiveness of Emma Watson is full of shit.

  • July 19, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Beast Ron Perlman will give her a necklace...

    by Dennis_Moore

    Really, if you don't find her attractive, you are frigid. Most men aren't that picky, and would put their thing in a vagina- shaped bole in a tree if no one is around.

  • July 19, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I wonder how long this GDT prodject will last?

    by lookylookymoontard

    ATMOM or nothing (or Pacific Rim :))

  • July 19, 2011, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I really hope that PACIFIC RIM gets a full greenlight

    by lv_426

    A Del Toro directed Beauty and the Beast could be cool too, but Pacific Rim just sounds awesome. I worry though, as Del Toro has been reported to be in pre-production before (The Hobbit and ATMOM) yet never moved past pre and into full on production.

  • July 19, 2011, 2:31 p.m. CST

    rsanta74 - Dark Angel

    by lv_426

    Never have I seen a show start out with such potential, degrade into such a turd. And with James Cameron's name on it too. The mind befuddles.

  • July 19, 2011, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I wonder what Lovecraft story Del Toro is going to rip-off

    by thelordofhell

    for his visuals

  • July 19, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I haven't seen HP7, is she still acting with her eyebrows?

    by loafroaster

  • July 19, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    If anyone else calls you beast

    by bigpale

    I'll rip their lungs out.

  • July 19, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST


    by flax

    How the fuck do you rip off the visuals of a novel? Lovecraft doesn't even describe his creatures most of the time, which is one of the main points of his work. Nor does he have a patent on tentacles.

  • July 19, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Surprised Johhny Depp doesn't want to play the beauty

    by Carl's hat

    He wants to play every thing else these days. p.s. to the congregation of blind people posting here- Emma Watson is drop dead gorgeous.

  • Now that the short hair is a touch longer, it suits her. And she dresses amazingly well.

  • July 19, 2011, 4:07 p.m. CST

    She's attractive

    by Mr Lucas

    no doubt about that, but a beauty? Naah. I see a dozen prettier on the way to work each day. I have also had the 'pleasure' of seeing Miss Watson in the flesh and she did not impress. Mind you, I was disappointed when I saw Angelina Jolie up close, so maybe I'm just odd. Natalie Portman on the other hand - she made me melt.

  • July 19, 2011, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by VicenzoV


  • zing.

  • July 19, 2011, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Hey, good for this kid.

    by Orbots Commander

    Out of the three Potter stars, she likely has the brighter future. (I'm calling her kid, but isn't she over 21 already?) Not exactly sure what Del Toro can bring to this particular story, but whatever... Also, one of my female friends that works in downtown Manhattan saw Watson at some thrift shop with friends a few days ago. Radcliffe may have a future in the theater, if that's his thing, but I can't see a big movie career for him. Grint? Who knows. He could do character parts, like a young Paul Giammati. If he had any real comic chops, he could try to have Paul Rudd's career, but again, who knows.

  • July 19, 2011, 9:15 p.m. CST


    by luke_lymon

  • July 20, 2011, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Doug Jones as The Beast!

    by hallmitchell

    A must!

  • July 20, 2011, 3:21 a.m. CST

    No. One tailor made project for him

    by hallmitchell

    Would be Tarzan with a badass jungle.

  • July 20, 2011, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Let me play the Beast!

    by chien_sale


  • July 20, 2011, 4:37 a.m. CST

    re: "it says a lot that you wanna buttfuck her isnt it?"

    by buggerbugger

    Nobody said they wanted to fuck her in the arse. If anything, the **complete opposite** was suggested. Learn to read, dipshit.

  • July 20, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Hugh Jackman for Gaston!

    by mr_macphisto

    ...what? It's not a remake of THAT Beauty and the Beast? Alright, fuck it then.

  • July 20, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Emma Watson is attractive...

    by Norman Colson

    ...There i said it. seen her at the airport one time and we exchanged looks. she's aight, i could imagine white guys going for her, kinda skinny in my book. but kinda pretty nonetheless.