Emma Watson To Star In New 'Beauty And The Beast' Movie! Will She Outshine Vanessa Hudgens?

Mon, July 18, 2011 2:55pm EST by 12 Comments

Vanessa’s version, ‘Beastly,’ was panned by critics! Are you more excited to see Emma’s take?

Emma Watson‘s Harry Potter days may be behind her, but it looks like there’s still plenty of magic left in her future! ComingSoon.net is reporting that Emma, 21, will star in an adaptation of the classic bestiality-themed love story Beauty and the Beast, which is being developed by Guillermo del Toro and Denise Di Novi.

For those of you unfamiliar with the basic premise, it’s a tale as old as time: A young woman meets a hideous creature, and despite every law of nature and every teaching of the Bible, she falls in love with him. Fortunately for her, he turns out to be prince whose monstrous appearance happens to be curable by true love! (Needless to say, the girl dodges a major bullet.)

Much like the two upcoming adaptations of Snow White — including Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White and the Huntsman — we’re pretty sure there won’t be anything Disney about Emma’s Beauty and the Beast. But until we get more information, we’ll gladly imagine her surrounded by a flash-mob of dancing silverware.

So tell us: Do you think Emma’s new movie will be better than Vanessa HudgensBeastly?