Emma Watson in Beauty and the Beast

The 21-year-old is believed to be in the final stages of talks to play Belle in a new adaptation of the fairytale.

Beauty And The Beast tells the story of how the young, beautiful Belle is told she must live in a castle with the Beast, a former prince turned into a monster by a curse.

The story is one of the most loved fairytales. The Disney adaptation is the most famous version to date, winning two Oscars in 1991.

The new adaptation will reportedly be simply named Beast, with Bridget Jones' Diary write Andrew Davies writing the screenplay.

The film, slated for release in 2014, will be directed by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo Del Toro.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: 70 Summer Sizzlers

11am - 4pm

Watch heart TV

  • Kylie Minogue Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    12:23

    iTunes

  • James Blunt 1973

    12:19

    iTunes

  • The Cardigans Lovefool

    12:16

    iTunes

  • David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland When Love Takes Over

    12:08

    iTunes