The Critics Agree has exclusively learned via The AV Club that Disney has cast the lead “Beauty” role in their forthcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
British actress Emma Watson has been chosen for the part. To our eyes, she is a fantastic choice. Emma is not only incredibly talented, but has a working relationship with Disney given her recent performance in the Oscar-nominated film Saving Mrs. Banks.
We’re really looking forward to this adaptation. The role of “Beast” has not yet been cast. While we have the attention of Disney executives, might we suggest someone like Benicio del Toro or Donald Trump? You’re welcome.