It’s the final stretch until the June 14th release of Sofia Coppola’s
newest exploration of nihilism, material excess, and Los Angeles, the
based-on-true-events “The Bling Ring,” and the first full trailer for the film
has just been released. Starring a host of young stars such as “Harry
Potter”‘s Emma Watson and “American Horror Story”‘s Taissa Farmiga,
alongside newcomers and a few celebrity cameos (Kirsten Dunst and Paris Hilton pop up in the trailer), the film follows a group
of naive teens with a fixation on a life of glamor, who loot the houses
of celebrities while they’re away.
The bad behavior and the naturalistic, totally obnoxious and vain
way that the characters talk to each other call to mind distributor
A24’s other recent success, Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers,” which
definitely seems to have a lot in common with this film. Before opening in the U.S., “The Bling Ring” will kick off Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section in May.