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YA Movie News Roundup: Emma Watson Is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’s Belle

Plus the final trailer for THE DUFF, a READY PLAYER ONE sequel, MOCKINGJAY's box office staying power and more! 

YA Movie News Roundup: Emma Watson Is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’s Belle

Welcome back to the YA Movie News Roundup. Let's get to it!

Beauty and the Beast is following in the footsteps of Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland with a live-action film slated to start filming later this year, and Emma Watson will play our beloved bookworm Belle! The film will be directed by Twilight's Bill Condon and penned by Watson's Perks of Being a Wallflower director Stephen Chbosky, so this movie has all sorts of YA cred already.

Jennifer Lawrence is magic! This is the second year in a row one of her Hunger Games films has become the top-grossing movie of the year. Last year was the first time a female-led film won the year's box office since 1973's The Exorcist, and now she's done it twice! And anyway, does The Exorcist really count? We all know Satan was the star of that movie.

The Sundance reviews are rolling in for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and they're good! Read Brian's FYA review here.

The DUFF has one last trailer to win you over: 

Here's a piece on The 100's first queer character, Lexa, and why her sexuality both does and doesn't matter. Follow FYA's The 100 reviews here - and watch this show if you aren't already!!

Ernest Cline is writing a sequel for Ready Player One, a book that's in the process of being developed for a sure-to-be crazy popular film. Here's the FYA review.

John Oliver auditions as Christian Grey and wins all of our hearts. 

Not quite YA but relevant to our interests:

The Leslie Knope wisdom generator!

Lauren Graham on the abrupt ending of Gilmore Girls. I wasn't aware that she didn't know the S7 finale would be the series finale! It's a wonderful ending point for the series, regardless. Follow my recaps of all seven seasons here.

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