Even a different hairstyle doesn’t change the fact that she’s known around the world as Hermione Granger, but Emma Watson has been busy with some new films to break out of that typecasting prison, and her latest project appears to be Guillermo del Toro’s take on Beauty and the Beast.
Producer Denise Di Novi recently told ComingSoon.net that Watson is set to star in del Toro’s version of the popular fairytale, although no details about the movie or Watson’s character were revealed.
Watson can currently be seen one last time on the big screen as Hermione in the box-office juggernaut, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and she’ll be showing up again later this year in My Week with Marilyn, as well as in 2012’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which happens to be another film adaptation of a popular YA novel.
Del Toro is getting ready to start on the production of Pacific Rim with Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba but he probably won’t let Beauty and the Beast sit idle too long since he’s apparently primed for more fairy tale work, considering that he’s also shown interest in Disney’s Maleficent, which tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from the evil witch’s point of view.
Watson was part of the Harry Potter phenomenon for ten years. Will it be easy for you to see her as another character or will she always be Hermione Granger?