‘The Bling Ring’ Trailer: Girls, Time for Your Adderall!
Based on the true story of a group of teenagers who broke into and robbed the homes of wealthy celebs, ‘The Bling Ring’ seems to be Coppola’s first foray into comedy — or dark comedy, at the very least. The film follows the aforementioned naughty teens as they scout out the homes of celebs who are out of town and then rob them of their designer clothing and jewelry. Targets include Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, among others.
The cast is led by Emma Watson (‘Harry Potter,’ ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘) as Nicki, the ring-leader of the fame- and celeb-obsessed group who, as Israel Broussard’s Marc notes in voiceover, just wants what everyone else wants, you know? Kirsten Dunst, who has starred in two films for Coppola previously, makes a cameo appearance in the film, and you can spot her in the opening scene of the trailer.
A few of Coppola’s films have focused on various aspects of celebrity, due in part to her upbringing as the daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola. ‘Lost in Translation’ featured Bill Murray as an aging actor, ‘Marie Antoinette’ focused on the titular queen’s troubles as a teen politician and tabloid culture, and ‘Somewhere’ told the story of a washed-up actor trying to reconnect with his daughter.
This time around, Coppola is focusing on the other side of the coin: people who want to be famous, and what that hunger drives them to do. ‘The Bling Ring’ also stars Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang and Leslie Mann, and hits theaters on June 14.