Emma Watson to star in new Sofia Coppola film

Watson will appear in The Bling Ring, a real-life story of fame obsessed teen burglars in Hollywood

Emma Watson will star in a Sofia Coppola-directed movie about a group of teenagers in LA who were arrested for a string of break-ins at the homes of stars including Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom.

The Bling Ring film will tell thereal-life story of the fame obsessed teen burglars who stole over $3 million dollars worth of goods from the homes of celebrities Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Rachel Bilson, Lindsay Lohan, Megan Fox and Audrina Patridge in 2009.

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‘I’m excited about the young cast we’re assembling and I’m looking forward to shooting on location here in Los Angeles,’ Coppola, whose last film Somewhere was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival, told Variety.

In addition to directing, Sofia will also write, film and produce the film with her brother Roman Coppola and Youree Henley. The producers say the film will ‘reveal a sobering view of our modern culture.’

The film is one of several new projects that the lovely Emma is working on after the Harry Potter franchise came to an end last year. She is currently working on the US indie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and is due to star in the drama Your Voice in My Head, where she will be reunited with Potter director David Yates again.

There are also rumours that she will play Belle in a big screen adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

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