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Emma Watson may get USD 15 million for 'Beauty and the Beast'

Emma Watson may get USD 15 million for 'Beauty and the Beast'

The Beauty And The Beast remake follows other Disney live action re-boots like The Jungle Book, which made close to $1 billion (around £807 million) past year. There is one person in particular though that is more captivated by one of Disney's other icons, that being the attractive Ariel from The Little Mermaid.

"Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon says he hopes actress Lindsay Lohans wish to star in the film "The Little Mermaid", comes true. She said "If they made a live-action Little Mermaid, I'd want to be Ursula". It was sweet, it was very sweet of her. Beauty and the Beast opened as the #1 film in virtually all markets.

Lohan said on Instagram that she would do the project if Condon directed, her sister Aliana sang the theme song, and Kristen Graham played Ursula.


After all, will having Brie Larson playing a live-action Rapunzel or Game Of Thrones' Sophie Turner as Ariel, really make a difference to the box office when your USP is a beloved character? Luke Evans whilst not as bulky and muscular as Gaston in the animated film, still manages to capture the amusing yet arrogant villain that we all love to hate and you can tell he's having a lot of fun with the role. I would love that.

Spring Break brought with it plenty of audience attention to go around, and despite Beauty and the Beast's domination, most other movies only dropped by typical amounts. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's ugly exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

The film starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, and Luke Evans also earned $180 million overseas for a global total of $350 million, according to THR.


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