It’s hard to imagine a director better suited to tell the tale of Beauty and the Beast than the prolific Guillermo del Toro. Thankfully Warner Brothers thought so, too, and the project is officially cooking!
According to Variety, Del Toro will direct Beast, a new take on the Beauty and the Beast tale that Warners has tapped Bridget Jones’s Diary scribe Andrew Davies to write.
WB’s Harry Potter star Emma Watson is in final negotiations to topline the period pic. Del Toro was originally on board just to produce.
DiNovi Pictures’ Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will produce with del Toro, who plans to write a treatment from which Davies will work.
Del Toro, who’s currently filming Pacific Rim for WB and Legendary Pictures, is credited as a co-writer on both of WB’s upcoming Hobbit movies.
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