Emma Watson to Play Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'

PHOTO: Emma Watson poses on the red carpet upon arrival to attend the British Fashion Awards 2014 in London, Dec. 1, 2014. PlayJustin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Emma Watson to Play Belle in 'Beauty and the Beast'

"Harry Potter" star Emma Watson is going to be Belle!

The 24-year-old actress posted the message on Facebook, writing, "I'm finally able to tell you ... that I will be playing Belle in Disney's new live-action Beauty and the Beast!"

She continued, "It was such a big part of my growing up, it almost feels surreal that I'll get to dance to 'Be Our Guest' and sing 'Something There'. My six year old self is on the ceiling -- heart bursting. Time to start some singing lessons. I can't wait for you to see it. Emma xx."

The movie is set to start filming later this year, but has no release date from the studio.

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