Emma Watson Jumps Into The Bling Ring

Emma Watson is making her radical departure from her role as Hermione “goody two-shoes” Granger in the Harry Potter films.

Her next role involves the young star breaking and entering, then stealing, from the homes of celebrities.

Sofia Coppola’s new film, The Bling Ring, is based on the true story of a group of teen girls who were arrested in Paris back in 2009 for breaking into the homes of such stars as Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Paris Hilton.

All of the girls in the original group of teen criminals were obsessed by celebrity style and, despite being rich themselves, felt the need to get even closer to their style icon’s luxury lifestyles by breaking into their pads…!

“I’m excited about the young cast we’re assembling and I’m looking forward to shooting on location here in Los Angeles,” Coppola tells Variety, though she doesn’t specify who else is up for a role.

Watson, who last appeared briefly in My Week With Marilyn, is seemingly still finding time to score acting jobs even as she re-commits to her studies at America’s Brown University.

She’ll next be seen in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and is attached to both David Yates’ Your Voice In My Head AND Guillermo del Toro’s Beauty And The Beast . Blimey Hermione.