Variety is reporting
that Guillermo Del Toro is now set to direct Beauty & The Beast
with Emma Watson as his lead. The script is being written by Andrew Davies, who penned Three Musketeers
and Bridget Jones.
Watson hasn't officially signed on, but is in final negotiations to play the lead, while del Toro is coming on as director as opposed to just producing like originally planned. Del Toro is currently shooting Pacific Rim