Actress Emma Watson has signed on to star in The Bling Ring for writer-director Sofia Coppola.

The project is based on the true story of six teenagers who broke into celebrity homes in the Hollywood Hills between October 2008 and August 2009. They made off with more than $3 million in items from the homes of such stars as Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox, Rachel Bilson, Orlando Bloom, and Lindsay Lohan. No character details were given regarding Emma Watson's role.

Sofia Coppola is directing The Bling Ring from her own script. She will also produce with her brother Roman Coppola and Youree Henley.

No production schedule was given for The Bling Ring.