H.E.R. to star as Belle in upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast' animated, live-action special

On July 20, ABC announced that H.E.R. has been cast as Belle for 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration'. "H.E.R. is the perfect embodiment of our Belle and we are thrilled for our audiences to see her in this celebration of creativity." Jon M. Chu, executive producer, via ABC News. "We were both influenced as storytellers by the original animated movie, so it's very exciting to collaborate together to honor the artistry of that timeless classic while also inspiring a whole new generation of creators.",

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