Tom Felton is to star in Amma Asante's 18th century romance 'Belle'.
Tom Felton is to star in 'Belle'.
Producer Damian Jones describes the movie as a ''powerful tale inspired by true historic events.''
The story follows a mixed-raced girl who is brought up as an aristocrat in a critical, disapproving country.
The seven-week shoot is set to begin on September 23 and will take place at Pinewood studios, as well as locations in Oxford, London and the Isle of Man.
The movie is one of the first beneficiaries of the BFI's new funding apparatus, the replacement for the UK Film Council.
Tom - who is best known for playing Draco Malfoy in the 'Harry Potter' series - joins previously announced stars Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson, Matthew Goode, Emily Watson and Sarah Gadon in the movie.