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Emma Watson Signs on for Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

Emma Watson Signs on for Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring'

Emma Watson is going from Hogwarts to the Hollywood Hills.

The 21-year-old English actress has been cast in Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring, a movie based on the true story of a group of teens who broke into celebrities’ homes around L.A.

Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson, and Megan Fox were reportedly a few of the stars who were robbed in 2008 and 2009.

With The Bling Ring, Sofia hopes to reflect today’s culture of celebrity and “reveal a sobering view of our modern culture,” according to producers (via THR).

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  • Sayer

    The ringleader is Asian, so why’s Emma Watson playing her?

  • Cierra

    @Sayer: she’s probably playing another character. but i thought by the title, i thought it was an action movie, she was gonna be kicking some ass or something.but then i actually read the title so yeah. they also have a lifetime movie of the same name i think.

  • Mary H.

    @Sayer It doesn’t say she’s playing the ringleader.

  • boring

    This sounds stupid.

  • Dan

    It’s Sofie Coppola, COME ON, how you can said that this is stupid!

    Can’t wait for this film, Emma Watson is the best of the Harry Potter trio… So talented!

  • hanna

    they already did a lifetime movie last year based on that story so that’s ridiculous !

  • catdog

    I can’t believe Sofia is making a movie about these lowlifes. No, i don’t want to see movie about this group of morons hollywood. Not even if Sofia and Emma are involved in it.

  • hnh89

    Wait, hasn’t this story been made into a movie already? It was on lifetime. I’m pretty sure it was called The Bling Ring too…

  • Pete

    The only one worth there is Orlando. We dont need to know anything more about the rest

  • Creed

    Of all of the movies you can create, you make it about THE BLING RING!!
    Seriously, it is difficult enough to sympathize with celebrities.

  • HPFan

    For once I wish this Emma Rumour is really JUST a Rumour. I don’t think this Idea for a Movie at all and I so hope Emma is not supporting it. God just why is this happening.

    What does People think ? That everyone will think after the Movie “I’m scared, I won’t do this” Sorry but I don’t think so, they will rather like the Idea to do this too, when they are seeing how to get People to make a Movie about yourself

  • Yikes

    It is a back handed compliment to Emma that she’s chosen to play, presumably, Alexis Neiers, spoiled, rich, fame hungry, brand obsess thief.
    Probably Sofia saw that image after Emma’s little spoiled behavior at the MTV Movie Awards where she lost to Twilight.. Then her audition or interview with Sofia confirmed it.

  • just me

    Rachel bilson did not robbed by those girls. She lied about hers.she was too busy running behind hc. Also she waited too long to file a report. She just wanted attention from hers. Should asked those guys she was.with. the other one’s was for real. Not hers. Why a movie about it anyway?

  • Lisa

    Emma is sooooooooooo A W E S O M E !

  • cal

    sounds interesting

  • Celia

    Awesome. She’s getting so many amazing roles and working with a lot of great directors. I can’t wait to see her in this film and also Perks of Being a Wallflower, Beauty and the Beast, and Your Voice in My Head. :D

  • Kelly

    This sounds so stupid.

  • Carly Rae

    This sounds so incredibly stupid. Sofia has really lost her touch and her taste. Emma Watson is probably just hoping to shock people. Pathetic.

  • Jo Pley

    Color me shocked that Emma wants to play a fame obsessed, shallow, materialistic teen.

  • speaktruth

    Sofia’s movies are very artistic and have a different feel to them than most movies. I see this as Emma challenging herself as an actress and think she’ll do amazing in it! :)

  • Lou

    This is going to be so good. Coppola has such a great understanding of teens

  • SemorePhillips

    The film is a thematic ‘thief in the night’ metaphor.
    Ms Coppola directed Lost in Translation. What young actress would not want to work with her?

  • Love

    I think it going to be another boring movie about celebties’ lives like Somewhere.

  • Maria

    Hey can you give them a break?
    How you can talk about a movie that did not even start production yet?
    And it clearly says that the story will be inspired by the stupid gang .it won’t be a biopic.
    Also it will be an enseble cast(with emma leading) and when sofia coppola does a high-profile movie then the rest of the world must shut it.
    The bad thing is that the leading male character it is rumored that it will be portrayed be the horrible robert pattinson.
    But with a potter and a twilight star leading this movie will be a box office hit!

  • Love

    Can’t see Robert agreeing. Too soon and the rumors of Kristen and Emma dueling…
    Horrible decision by Sofia Coppolla. This may be her downfall as an esteemed director. Scarlett Johanssen, Elle Fanning, but Emma Watson?