Emma Watson To Play Bling Ring Burglar In Sophia Coppola - Directed Film
Posted on Fri Mar 2, 2012 09:58 AM PDT

ewatsonharry071111_01_200.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Emma Watson will star in an upcoming film based on the "Bling Ring," a group of teenage burglars who targeted the homes of Hollywood stars like Orlando Bloom and Lindsay Lohan.

Before being arrested in 2009, the bandits methodically studied various celebrities' every move and stole high-priced items from the stars. The movie will be directed by Lost in Translation's Sofia Coppola, who can't wait to tell the story of the burglars that are currently on trial for their crimes.

"I'm excited about the young cast we're assembling and I'm looking forward to shooting on location in Los Angeles," Coppola explained.

Watson has been working nonstop in recent months. She played a small role in My Week With Marilyn and had a part in the adaptation of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is speculated she will also star in Your Voice In My Head.