Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Harry Potter" star will lead Sofia Coppola's new film

While Daniel Radcliffe, from Broadway to the recent success of The Woman in Black (2012), has already been counter-spelling J.K. Rowling's wizardries, Emma Watson payed a discrete apparition as Lucy in My Week With Marilyn (2011), began modeling for Burberry and tried to go through Brown University. I've always been a firm believer of Emma's post-HP talent, although the public voice feels annoyingly compelled to deny her any over-with-Hermione skills, without even allowing her a decent chance. It may take her less than expected to be recognized as a truly serious actress, possibly making it to the Hollywood's Eleven.

Sofia Coppola grabbed Kirsten Dunst at 17 with The Virgin Suicides (1999) and at 24 with Marie Antoinette (2006); allowed Scarlett Johnasson to shine at 18 with Lost in Translation (2003); and gave Elle Fanning her breakthrough role at 12 with Somewhere (2010).

Emma Watson is 21 and will be the star of Sofia's next filme, The Bling Ring, based on the true story of a group of teenagers that assaulted celebrities' houses in Beverly Hills, such as Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, collecting an amount close to three million dollars. Sounds great, sounds like Sofia - richness, glamor, defiance, emotional desolation.

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