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Emma Watson 'Bling Ring': Sofia Coppola Wants Harry Potter Star For New Film

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After hanging up her wizards' robes, actress Emma Watson said she was planning to focus more on her studies now that "Harry Potter" franchise has come to a close. (Sniff.) But there seems to be no evidence of that happening anytime soon.

Watson is eying a role in Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," the real-life tale of teenagers committing celebrity thievery. (Remember when Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton fell victim? Yep, same people!)

In addition to directing, Coppola will also write the film and produce with her brother Roman Coppola and Youree Henley.

"I'm excited about the young cast we're assembling and I'm looking forward to shooting on location here in Los Angeles," the "Lost in Translation" director told Variety. Coppola's last film, "Somewhere," also took place in Los Angeles. That film followed a down-and-out movie star (Stephen Dorff) living in the Chateau Marmount

As for Watson, this is one of the many projects Hermione has in the works. She just wrapped "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and has been rumored to be looking into a reunion with "Harry Potter" director David Yates for "Your Voice In My Head."

How many think she's still using that time-turner?

[via Variety]

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