Emma Watson in talks to star in ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’

Variety is reporting that Emma Watson is currently in talks to star in a new indie film “Perks of Being a Wallflower”:

“Perks of Being a Wallflower” author Stephen Chbosky will direct from his own script with Lianne Halfon, Malkovich and Russell Smith producing.

For Watson, the casting would mark her first feature role outside her work as Hermione Granger in Warner Bros.’ eight “Harry Potter” films. Final pic, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II,” is set for release in July 2011.

She appeared in 2007 telepic “Ballet Shoes” and voiced Princess Pea in 2008’s “The Tale of Despereaux.”

We’ll let you know if/when her role in confirmed!