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Emma Watson to Star in Movie About 'Bling Ring'

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The Bling Ring, that group of wily teenagers who broke into the Los Angeles homes of multiple celebrities in order to steal their Louis Vuitton bags and Chanel sunglasses, is about to be immortalized on the silver screen, and it's now set to star Emma Watson.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Watson was wooed by the film's director, Sofia Coppola. They report:

With the movie, Coppola wants to reflect today’s culture of celebrity and reveal “reveal a sobering view of our modern culture,” according to the project’s producers, which include Coppola, Roman Coppola and Youree Henley. Watson will topline what will be an ensemble cast.

You'll perhaps recall that the events involving the Bling Ring happened in August of 2009, and their primary target was Paris Hilton. The group, consisting of three teen boys and three teen girls, also burglarized the homes of Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan and Audrina Patridge.

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It's not clear which member of the group Watson will play.