Wednesday 24 April 2013

THE BLING RING - New trailer for Sofia Coppola's latest film

She may have her detractors out there, but this is a house in which any new Sofia Coppola film is met with excitement, and so here is the new trailer for her Hollywood Hills Burglary film, The Bling Ring. Based on real events that saw celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan burgled when they were out of town, The Bling Ring stars Emma Watson as she continues her evolution from cutesy child actress to rebellious twenty-something.

Coppola is known for directing female actors well and has gotten some stand out performances from unexpected places (Scarlett Johannson and Elle Fanning spring to mind), so the pairing of Coppola and Watson could turn out to be a great move, particularly for Watson who is trying to move on from her schoolgirl wizard past.

It's interesting that this is coming out in the same year as Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, as there's some clear similarities between them. Both show a generation who are willing to settle for infamy when fame isn't available and assume that they are entitled to privileges that they haven't earned. The fact that the film features burglary victim Paris Hilton as herself lends it a new level of irony that I doubt she can appreciate.

The events depicted may be fresh in the minds of a lot of people and the trailer gives away far too much to those susceptible to spoilers, but it looks stylish, hip and a lot of fun. The Bling Ring is released in the US in June and the UK in July.

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