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Emma Watson in ‘The Bling Ring’: Film’s First Official Promo Photos Released

British star Emma Watson nails the L.A. look in a first official still from Sofia Coppola’s highly anticipated film, The Bling Ring.

The forthcoming movie, which tells the real-life story of a group of fame-obsessed thieves who stole approximately $3 million in goods from the likes of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, is slated for a 2013 release.

In the flick, Emma stars as Nicki, the ring-leader of the group, and is joined by a cast that includes Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, and Katie Chang.

To prepare for the her part in the film, Watson says she simply plopped down on the couch and used a readily available resource.

“I just watched a ton of reality TV,” the former “Harry Potter” explained. “I was doing an English course [at Brown University]. So I would go from reading Virginia Woolf to [watching] Kim Kardashian. I kind of loved it, this mix of super-high and super-low culture. I think it was a nice balance.”

In the first official photo from the film, unveiled via Entertainment Weekly, Watson is seen wearing a giant fur vest, over-sized sun glasses, towering high heels and clutching an iced coffee.

Check out Emma Watson and the rest of her Bling Ring crew in the following promo photos below:
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Readers: Does Emma Watson pull of the L.A. look like a champ? Are you planning on catching The Bling Ring when it hits theaters in 2013?