Emma Watson will be Sofia Coppola’s star in The Bling Ring, the true story of a group of teenagers who commit a string of celebrity burglaries, Variety reports. Over the course of a year in late 2008 to 2009, the group stole more than $3 million in designer goods from the homes of Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. They were apparently motivated by celebrity-worship, fame, fashion, and obsession.
Coppola will both write and direct the film, and her brother Roman Coppola will produce. “I’m excited about the young cast we’re assembling and I’m looking forward to shooting on location here in Los Angeles,” Coppola said. Earlier this month, she was rumored to be circling Robert Pattinson for a role.