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'Nancy Drew' Star Born to Be 'Wild'

School is in session this summer for Emma Roberts.

The "Nancy Drew" actress has signed on to star in "Wild Child," a Nick Moore-directed comedy set in a strict English boarding school.

According to Variety, the film centers on a spoiled Malibu teen (Roberts) who gets wild once too often, leaving her beleaguered dad no choice but to whip her into shape by sending her across the pond to boarding school.

The story was inspired by the late "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" author Roald Dahl's daughter, screenwriter Lucy Dahl, who also attended boarding school.

Production is set to begin this summer on the Universal Pictures/Working Title project produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Diana Phillips.

Roberts, 16, is the star of the Nickelodeon series "Unfabulous." Her big screen credits include "Blow," "Aquamarine" and her headlining debut "Nancy Drew," due in theaters on June 15. She already has a sequel and another film, "Rodeo Girl," on the horizon as well.

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