Ever since the Harry Potter films wrapped, the main young cast all appear to be on a mission to prove their acting diversity. Well except for Rupert Grint, that is. He’ll always be a ginger no matter what he does.
Luckily, the lovely young Emma Watson faces no such handicap and after playing the free spirited, flirtatious Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower she’ll now be playing a posh young thief in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring.
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on the glamorous life, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than 3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”
In “The Bling Ring,” Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the world of these teens, where their youthful naivete and excitement is amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession. The members of the Bling Ring introduce us to temptations that any teenager would find hard to resist. And what starts out as youthful fun spins out of control, revealing a sobering view of our modern culture.
With Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers also coming out of their stable, it seems like A24 Productions seemsn to be targeting the “good looking young kleptomaniacs” genre. While early previews say that they may have stumbled a bit with the previous efforts, they’re obviously hoping that the one-two magical punch of Emma Watson and Sofia “Daughter of Francis Ford” Coppola will rectify that.
This teaser unfortunately doesn’t offer much in the way of precognition when it comes to how it will turn out, especially since Coppola’s previous efforts were all so dramatically and tonally different to this. I have a feeling though, that just like she’s done in about everything she’s ever been in, Watson is going to be stealing a few hearts along with Paris Hilton’s diamonds.
Last Updated: March 11, 2013