A featurette on The Bling Ring, the latest film from writer-director Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette). The film stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Taissa Farmiga.
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
Check out the official synopsis and the poster for the film underneath the featurette.
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”
In THE BLING RING, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful naivete and excitement is amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession. The members of the Bling Ring introduce us to temptations that any teenager would find hard to resist. And what starts out as youthful fun spins out of control, revealing a sobering view of our modern culture.
ETA: USA – 21 June, 2013. AUS – 8 August, 2013.