Emma Watson grew up on screen

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Brilliant Schoolgirl Beauty: As Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, Emma Watson grew up on screen, and her most adult role yet promises to be Beauty and the Beast, to be directed by Guillermo del Toro. The filmmaker got involved in the project as a producer last spring, while Watson joined up in the summer. Of course, del Toro fans know that he’s already attached to multiple projects at the moment, so we’ll still have to wait to see when -- and if -- this Beauty moves forward. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Red Herring Alert: If you like movies with no definitive ending, you’re in luck! Paramount has hired Veena Sud, the creator / showrunner for AMC’s The Killing, to write and direct the remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Suspicion. Filled with red herrings, The Killing has yet to solve a simple little murder case, so it’s hard for some of us to be optimistic about Sud’s plans for a story that originally starred Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine; the latter won an Academy Award for her performance as a woman who suspects that her husband wants to kill her.  [Showblitz]

Uncle Joe is Gone: Actor David Kelly, who enjoyed a long career that was showcased most often on British TV sitcoms and on stage in Dublin, Ireland, has died. He was 82. American audiences probably know him best from his brief role as Uncle Joe in Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, though his appearance, naked on a motorcyle, in Waking Ned Devine, probably set more aged hearts a-fluttering. [The Guardian]

Delightful Damsels: Writer/director Whit Stillman made three films in the 90s that helped define the decade for sophisticated moviegoers (Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco), and then he went away for a number of years. He’s returned with Damsels in Distress, starring Greta Gerwig, which looks from the trailer to be a fresh serving of arch dialogue and characters who aren’t quite as smart as they think they are. The film opens on April 6. [Yahoo! Movies]

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