Emma Roberts has beaten off competition from contemporaries including Carey Mulligan and Rooney Mara to take the lead role in coming-of-age drama 'Adult World'.
The 'Scream 4' star beat off strong competition from contemporaries Carey Mulligan, Rooney Mara, Emily Browning, Juno Temple and Brie Larson to take the main part of a Stanford University graduate with aspirations of becoming a poet who ends up working in a bookstore.
Scott Coffey will direct the movie from a script by Andrew Cochran. Michael Ohoven and Kevin Turrin are set to produce.
Emma will next appear on screen in '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.
She explained: "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."