Emma Watson’s doing a good job of shedding her Harry Potter persona in this new trailer for Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring. The 23-year-old British actress – best known for playing Hermione Grainger in the big-screen adaptations of JK Rowling’s best-selling novels – can be seen grinding on a dancefloor, burgling houses and running from the cops as celebrity-obsessed teen Nicki.
The new footage sees Watson put on her finest Californian accent to portray a character loosely based on Alexis Neiers, a member of the notorious Bling Ring who raided the homes of Hollywood’s rich and famous in 2008-2009.
Featuring cameo appearances from Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst, the film’s second trailer delves further into the background of the infamous burglaries, with Israel Broussard’s character Marc reflecting: “I just think we wanted to be a part of the lifestyle everybody kind of wants.”
Co-starring Leslie Mann, Katie Chang, Claire Julie and Georgina Rock, The Bling Ring shows the materialistic gang carry out a string of raids on wealthy Hollywood residences with the police hot on their trail.
To see Emma Watson as you’ve never seen her before, check out the trailer below…