Emma Watson is pretty in pink in a new set photo from The Bling Ring
One of the more interesting films that I’m looking forward to is Sofia Coppola’s next flick THE BLING RING. Not only does it sound like a fascinating story, but it also stars Emma Watson (from Harry Potter fame) and I know I’m not the only one dying to see her in another film outside of Hogwarts. It’s especially intriguing when the film shows Emma Watson as a rebellious bad girl who heads up a gang that goes on a looting spree, that is about as opposite of her Hermione character as she could get. Well, unless Emma Watson decided to play a drug addict or prostitute that would be pretty anti-Hermione as well.
THE BLING RING stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Georgia Rock, Claire Pfister and Carlos Miranda with cameos from Kirsten Dunst, Gavin Rossdale and Paris Hilton. The film is based on the true story about a group of teenagers who robbed a slew of celebrity homes, including those of Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox and Lindsay Lohan. The Bling Ring ended up with around $3 million worth of goods. Again, THE BLING RING is being directed by Sofia Coppola and although filming has apparently wrapped up, there is still no theatrical release date. However, we all know Ms. Coppola loves the film festival circuit so I’m sure we’ll be hearing about THE BLING RING later this year and the film will probably be released at the end of 2012 or beginning of 2013.
Not only am I excited to see Emma Watson back on the big screen, but I’ll be curious to see how she handles a leading role. Sure she was one of the leads in the Harry Potter franchise, but having to share the screen with two other guys is a little different than having all the burden fall on you. (Vulture)