WATSON DONS 'BLING'
EXCLUSIVE: Sofia Coppola has tapped Emma Watson to star in her next pic, THE BLING RING, Variety's Justin Kroll reports. Inspired by real events, the film follows a group of teenagers who commit a string of celebrity burglaries. Coppola will write, direct and produce. Though Watson has said she wants to dedicate more time to her studies, thesp has still found time for work, focusing more on small-budgeted projects post-HARRY POTTER. She was recently seen in The Weinstein Co.’s MY WEEK WITH MARILYN and just wrapped production on Fox Searchlight’s PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER; she’s also been tapped to star in David Yates’ YOUR VOICE IN MY HEAD for Warner Bros. Coppola has made a habit of giving rising female stars material that’s allowed them to break into more adult, such as Scarlett Johansson in LOST IN TRANSLATION and, more recently, Elle Fanning in Coppola’s last pic, SOMEWHERE.