LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Disney's forthcoming live-action revamp of Beauty and the Beast has already found its two leading men.
The film, which will feature British actress Emma Watson as Belle, will be directed by Bill Condon with a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos and rewritten by Steve Chbosky. Production is set to begin later in 2015.
Disney's live-action retailing of the children's classic is part of the company's effort to bring to life its most famous fairy tales. Disney has already launched reboots for Maleficent, satarring Angelina Jolie as the title character and Cinderella will be released March 13 featuring Lily James as the servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince.
Beauty and the Beast premiered in 1991. The film has grossed more than $375 million worldwide.