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 As Harry Potter fans eagerly await part one of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows this November, one of its celebrated characters appears ready to leave the land of Hogwarts behind.

The Daily Mail reports that 20-year-old Emma Watson has joined the star-studded cast of the forthcoming Simon Curtis-directed drama, My Week With Marilyn. The pixie-haired darling will play opposite Michelle Williams, Tony Award-winner Eddie Redmayne, Dame Judi Dench, Dominic Cooper, and four-time Academy Award-nominee Kenneth Branagh.

My Week With Marilyn, slated to hit theaters next year, is based on the diary of Colin Clark, who was Laurence Olivier's assistant during the filming of the 1957 romantic comedy, The Prince and the Showgirl, also starring Marilyn Monroe. With Williams playing Monroe, My Week With Marilyn captures Clark's personal accounts of what life was like on set as well as the edgy relationship that developed between two of Hollywood's biggest stars.

While Watson's role as Lucy — a wardrobe assistant who works behind the scenes on The Prince and the Showgirl — is a small one, it'll be refreshing to see her hone her acting craft in a much more mature part. Lucy's storyline will feature a quick dalliance with Clark, played by Redmayne.

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By MacKenzie Wilson