Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Katie Chang, Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Taissa Farmiga, Claire Julien, Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale
Release Date: June 14
Imagine a teenage girl and her BFFs burglarizing Paris Hilton's house, stuffing the heiress' Louis Vuitton tote bag with her diamonds and bottle of Grey Goose, all while dressed in the socialite's Louboutins. It sounds like the plot of a Bret Easton Ellis novel, but it's real life.
From October 2008 to August 2009, a quintet of bored, Perez Hilton-obsessed Valley kids, who'd come to be known as "The Hollywood Hills Burglars," "The Burglar Bunch," and "The Bling Ring," not only knocked off the former Simple Life star, but also Orlando Bloom, Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge and Rachel Bilson. Their reason? Those celebs just, like, had cute stuff.
Inspired by the Vanity Fair story "The Suspect Wore Louboutins" by Nancy Jo Sales, Sofia Coppola (The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation) is bringing the news story to the big screen. Led by a virtually unknown cast, save for a grown-up Emma Watson, The Bling Ring, a bizarro mixture of Spring Breakers-meets-MTV's The Hills, promises to be the guilty pleasure of the summer. —TA