London: Actress Emma Roberts is set to take the lead role in coming-of-age drama ‘Adult World’.
Emma, who is Julia Roberts` niece, beat off strong competition from contemporaries Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Emily Browning, Juno Temple and Brie Larson to get the role of a Stanford University graduate with aspirations of becoming a poet who ends up working in a bookstore.
Contactmusic.com reports that Scott Coffey will direct the movie which is scripted by Andrew Cochran. Michael Ohoven and Kevin Turrin will produce it.
Actors Zach Galifianakis and Shiloh Fernandez have reportedly been approached for the male leads.
Emma`s next release will be ‘Homework’ with Freddie Highmore and ‘Scream 4’ opposite original ‘Scream’ stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette and David Arquette and she revealed she is "honoured" to be a part of the movie.
"I was so honoured to work with veterans like Wes and Neve. And of course, the new generation - we called ourselves the `new blood`. I basically spent two months screaming, covered in blood and laughing my head off in between each take - of course I`d do it again," she said.