The trailer for the Sophia Coppola and the Emma Watson starrer The Bling Ring (in cinemas 5th July) has just been released and we’re very excited. It’s based on the real life heist-capades of an LA gang- named ‘The Burglar Bunch’ who robbed around $3million from the mansions of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and others. Thieving hasn’t looked this glamorous since Winona ‘sticky fingers’ Ryder got nicked.
1) Emma Watson will continue to shed her child star image
Ever since Emma turned up in ‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ as the troubled but lovable Sam, we’ve banished thoughts of Hermonie and Hogwarts far, far way. And if the trailer’s anything to go by, as the grinding, kleto-but-fabulous Nicki in ‘The Bling Ring’, Emma’s ascent into ‘adult roles’ (no, not like that) is set to continue apace.
2) Sophia Coppola will bring the angst
As the daughter of legendary ‘Godfather’ director Francis Ford Coppola and the director of ‘The Virgin Suicides’, ‘Lost In Translation’ and’ Marie Antoinette’ no one knows ‘rich person ennui’ better than Sophia Coppola. Except lots of moody, existential shots of our looting gang as they ponder their life, post- thievery high.
3) She will also bring the audio/visual brilliance
Sophia Coppola’s known for mashing up music with the moving images to brilliantly stylish effect (see the use of Air’s music in The Virgin Suicide and the entire swoonsome shoegaze-y soundtrack of ‘Lost In Translation’). And ‘The Bling Ring’ looks no different. The trailer features Grazia favourites Sleigh Bells and their grinding, propulsive track ‘Crown On The Road’ .
4) Paris will do Paris
In a moment of batshit, post-modern brilliance Paris Hilton is said to be making an appearance in the film… as herself. Expect her to say “That’s not hot,” when she realises the gang have nicked off with her best jewels. Maybe.
by Priya Elan