Emma Roberts is a Wild Child


Universal Pictures and Working Title have set Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew) to star in Wild Child, a Nick Moore-directed comedy that will begin production this summer, reports Variety.

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce with Diana Phillips.

Written by Lucy Dahl, the comedy casts Roberts as a spoiled Malibu princess whose penchant for wildness drives her father to send her to a strict, all-girls English boarding school.

The story was informed by the experiences of the screenwriter, who’s the daughter of author Roald Dahl and a boarding school alumna.