Following some set photos and an innocuous video sneaking their way online, we’ve finally been granted a first official look at Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring. It is, sadly, not a still from the actual film, but a promotional piece that presents our titular group of teenage criminals; Emma Watson is leading the pack, while the rest of the pictured lineup includes Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Pfister, and Georgia Rock.
The picture doesn’t leave much to discuss, so, if you haven’t heard, it’d be best for you to know that The Bling Ring is based on a real-life group of Hollywood teens who, for reasons eloquently detailed here, decided to break into the homes of celebrities and steal millions of dollars worth of their jewelry; funny enough, then, that Paris Hilton, Gavin Rossdale, and Kirsten Dunst (Coppola‘s Marie Antoinette star) all filmed cameos as themselves. How all this aligns with the filmmaker’s typically reserved, austere style is something I can’t compute quite yet — it sounds so far outside her wheelhouse — but it’s a combination I can’t wait to see play out. [IHeartWatson, via ThePlaylist]
Does The Bling Ring hold any promise for you?
Latest posts from The Film Stage