In an Entertainment Weekly interview, Watson said:
I havent read the book, I havent a read a script, nothing. There are so many movies you become attached to when Ive literally never even received a phone call.
Though she hasn’t flat-out denied it, it could be that the rumors were in fact nothing more than rumors and that, and Anastasias role is still up for grabs. Watson even reveals that her family and close friends were asking her about the talks for the part of Anastasia. She adds:
I told them just because there are 60 articles on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s any less true than if there are three or four. The thing is Im not going to go out there every time someone attaches me to a film to say no or release a statement.
Watch Watson next in The Perks of Being a Wallflower