Emma Watson Scores First Lead Role Post-Harry Potter
Posted on Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:18 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - With Harry Potter over, Emma Watson is ready to tackle another fantasy film - Beauty and the Beast.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. producer Denise Di Novi told ComingSoon.net that she has lined up Watson to star in the new adaption. The upcoming flick will be directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy).

Watson is already working on two movies - My Week With Marilyn, out in November, and an adaption of the teen cult classic novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower, scheduled for 2012.

Beauty would be Watson's first leading role.

Even with all these projects, Watson is still off to college. Despite reports that she dropped out of Brown University due to her busy schedule, the actress is still enrolled in the Ivy League school. However, she will head to Oxford University this fall to study English, spending her third year "studying abroad" close to home.