21-year-old English actress Emma Watson has signed on for a role in the upcoming Sofia Coppola film The Bling Ring. The movie is based on the true story of a group of teens who broke into celebrities’ homes around Los Angeles.
The movie is a dramatic departure from Emma Watson’s most known role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series where she starred next to Daniel Ratcliffe and Rupert Grint.
The movies real life victims included Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, and Megan Fox all who were robbed from 2008 through 2009.
While the movie could be seen as nothing more than the story of a bunch of spoiled Hollywood Hills kids who like to steal stuff THR says Coppola says she wants the movie to reflect today’s culture of celebrity and “reveal a sobering view of our modern culture.”
The movie will film this spring in Los Angeles.
Watson has been busy since her post-Potter days, singing on for a rumored role in Beauty and the Beast which will be directed by sought after director Guillermo del Toro and the drama Your Voice in My Head.
Do you think The Bling Ring sounds more like a made for TV release then a feature film being helmed by Sophia Coppola?