Emma Watson to Star in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring”


Feb 29, 2012

Posted by Mel

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the next film Emma Watson makes will be “The Bling Ring,” directed by Sofia Coppola:

Based on true events that took place in Beverly Hills, the movie will
tell the story of a group of fashion and fame-obsessed teens who broke
into the homes of celebrities.

With the movie, Coppola wants to reflect today’s culture of celebrity
and reveal “reveal a sobering view of our modern culture’ according to
the project’s producers, which include Coppola, Roman Coppola and Youree Henley.

Watson will topline what will be an ensemble cast.

The movie will shoot this spring on location in Los Angeles.

In her post-Potter career, Watson, repped by WME and Markham, Froggatt & Irwin, is attached to a Beauty and the Beast project to be directed by Guillermo del Toro and the drama Your Voice in My Head, which would reunite her with director David Yates, who helmed many a Potter movies.

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19 Responses to Emma Watson to Star in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring”

Avatar ImageMudblood_and_proud says: FIRST!!!!!! :) Avatar ImageMissWeasley8 says: COOL! I WANT TO SEE EMMA BE THE BAD GIRL AT SOME POINT!Avatar ImageLegendMN007 says: I think this is a smart move for Emma. This will show people she is a very talented actress because most people only see here as Hermione because of the limited work outside of the Harry Potter franchise she has done. This is going to be a complete 180 from the character of Hermione. I am not sure how some of her younger fans are going to react to seeing her play this role. If they stay close to the reality of these criminals there is going to be sex, drugs, violence and robberies.Avatar ImageG.Weasley says: I'm gonna go see this one and Perks of Being a Wallflower and Beauty and the Beast and I'll watch the one with David Yates. It seems that she and Dan are getting more roles but Rupert seems really left out. It's like nobody wants him, he's a pretty good actor and I can't wait for the movie.Avatar ImageLegendMN007 says: I think the one thing that will hold Rupert back is his hair color. Red heads actors really aren't in demand in Hollywood. I did a quick google search for famous red heads. My results were mostly actresses but for males it was Rupert, Conan O'Brien and Carrot Top.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I thought Rupert was going to be starring in an action adventure called 'Into the White'?Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That's cool! :)Avatar Imagesiena says: I must say I'm looking forward to Emma's new projects. She developed greatly during those Potter films and already showed she's got what it takes. Coppola stands for quality directing so I'm sure the film will be good. However, if the rumour about "Your Voice in My Head" was true, that would be a truly fantastic opportunity for Emma in a lead role. The book is superb - and Emma Forrest is writing the script for the adaptation herself which is always good. I'm not sure about Yates though .... I'm not a fan at all I have to say and I'm not sure if he can handle the material .... on the other hand, he and Emma (Watson) got on really well so maybe that's a start.Avatar Imagemoglet says: I shall look forward to seeing Emma in some more roles, I think they are all going to get a good chance to show that they can play roles beyond those that they are known for in HP. Rupert is indeed starring in 'Into the White', a Norwegian made film, they had the trailer and a clip or two a couple of weeks ago. I think it gets its premiere in Oslo on March 9. @LegendMN007 People can easily dye their hair; whatever colour hair you have can be right for some roles and wrong for others. James and Oliver Phelps don't actually have red hair but had dyed in order to play Fred and George. And Hollywood is not the only place that makes films, there are a lot of films made in Europe, and they don't rely on having conventionally attractive people.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Of course, you can't believe everything you read about celebrities, but from the interviews I've read, it would appear that Rupert Grint is much more of a laid-back, Type B personality compared to the much more ambitious and driven Emma Watson and Dan Radcliffe. It may be not so much that the studios aren't coming after him as that he isn't going after them. If I had his kind of money, I think I'd be content with making only one movie a year too!Avatar Imagezaucwrkexun says: Yay! That's great news! XDAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: I'm looking forward to seeing Emma in all her upcoming roles. Just read about this one on E! actually, but its nice to see Leaky is up to speed with this. I truly dont see Rupert going as far as Dan and Emma will, he'll probably make a few here and there but nothing compared to the other two. Rupert is an okay actor, but lets face it, Emma and Dan are ten times better.Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: Congrats, Emma! I am hoping to hear good things about her movie! When you think about it though, isn;t it kind of sad how Dan Rupert and Emma are all choosing their own paths and making different movies? I wish they would be in another movie together, that would be amazing, but, once again, that is probably just the Harry Potter fanatic coming out in me. LOL Anyways, Emma will do a fantastic job, I am sure of it. :DAvatar ImageMatea says: Everything sounds very interesting. Looking forward to see Emma, definitely!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: Sounds amazayn! It seems like a fun film -- can't wait!Avatar Imagemiranda10 says: I can't wait to see, Emma being a bad girl!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Sounds like a fun role and film! Will hopefully see itAvatar Imagehopita says: Yay for Emma, but I'm going to stand up for Rupert and say that he has been involved in/linked to four movie projects since DH2's release, just as Emma has. Dan has had one, but...been on Broadway. So there you go...take it for what it's worth.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Might be fun!

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