"Harry Potter star Emma Watson has signed up for Sofia Coppola's new film, The Bling Ring, as she attempts to transition away from the kidult-fantasy genre series that made her name.
Coppola, whose last film Somewhere was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice film festival, is planning to adapt the real-life story of a group of fame-obsessed teen burglars who broke into celebrities' homes in Los Angeles. The film's producers say it will "reveal a sobering view of our modern culture".
Since finishing the Potter films, Watson has been seen in a small role as a costume assistant in My Week With Marilyn, and is currently working on the college-life US indie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky. She is next due to act in Your Voice in My Head, based on the memoir by journalist Emma Forrest, where she will be reunited with by regular Potter director David Yates."