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Emma Watson attached to Guillermo del Toro’s “Beauty and the Beast”

Emma Watson attached to Guillermo del Toro’s “Beauty and the Beast” (photo)

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It’s almost easier to name all of the projects that Guillermo del Toro isn’t involved with at this point, but now it looks like the eternally multitasking filmmaker has found yet another film to shepherd — and a high-profile young actress to star in it.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” star Emma Watson is reportedly attached to an upcoming adaptation of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” faery tale, according to an interview with producer Denise Di Novi on ComingSoon.net. Speaking with reporters during the press junket for “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” Di Novi said she’s developing the project alongside del Toro, with Watson pegged for the lead role.

And while it certainly won’t be the first adaptation of the classic story, it could take a very different angle on the well-known tale.

Easily up there with “Romeo & Juliet” when it comes to the frequency of adaptations, “Beauty and the Beast” could get a decidedly darker spin with del Toro involved. It’s unknown what role del Toro would have in the project at this point, though it’s a safe bet that we won’t be seeing anything like 1991’s Walt Disney animated movie.

As for Watson’s involvement, now that she’s finishing up her commitment to the “Harry Potter” franchise, the record-breaking performance of the series finale could mean she has her choice of roles in the near future.

Del Toro’s next film, the monster movie “Pacific Rim,” is about to head into production, while Watson can be seen next in “My Week With Marilyn” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” in 2012.

What do you think of this pairing for “Beauty and the Beast”? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at IFC.com

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…