The Bling Ring Trailer. Sofia Coppola‘s The Bling Ring (2013) teaser trailer Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Erin Daniels, and Nina Siemaszko. The Bling Ring‘s plot synopsis: “Based on true events, Emma Watson leads our titular group of teenage criminals, backed by Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Pfister, and Georgia Rock. Coming from the Vanity Fair story The Suspects Wore Louboutins, the film focuses on a nefarious group who, in real-life instances, stole thousands to millions of dollars worth of belongings from celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan, a few of which appear in the film.”
This looks like a cool film. Spring Breakers but with a far more cliche edge.
More on the real life Bling Ring (spoilers):
The Bling Ring, sometimes called the “Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch”, “The Burglar Bunch”, or the “Hollywood Hills Burglars”, were a group, mostly of teenagers based in and around Calabasas, California, who burgled the homes of several celebrities over a period believed to have been from around October 2008 through August 2009. In total, their activities resulted in the theft of about $3 million in cash and belongings, most of it from Paris Hilton, whose house was burgled several times. However, over 50 homes were reportedly targeted for potential burglary. Nancy Jo Sales, who covered the story for Vanity Fair, called the events “completely unprecedented in the history of Hollywood”.
An unidentified tipster informed police that Lee and Prugo were responsible for the Lohan burglary. Prugo’s face had been captured on surveillance at the home, and the police determined through Facebook that Lee and Prugo were friends. Prugo was arrested, and initially denied having had anything to do with the burglaries, but said that anxiety due to his involvement was preventing him from being able to eat, sleep, and breathe normally, and made him lose his hair. He confessed to the police without first getting a plea deal, telling them about crimes they were not even aware had been committed. He also told them that other potential targets were still being researched by the ring, among them Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Hilary Duff, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Two weeks after Prugo’s confessions, search warrants for the other ring participants were issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. Lee, Tamayo, Ames, Neiers, and Lopez were all subsequently arrested for their connection to the burglaries.Lee was taken into custody while at her father’s home in Las Vegas. Police reported that she calmly asked them hypothetical questions about how it might help her if she did in fact have information and shared that information with police. Their report stated that she clearly believed she’d removed all incriminating evidence from her home. However, police found a coat identified as belonging to Lohan, and topless pictures of Hilton which had been left in an unlocked safe in Hilton’s home. Seeing this, Lee was reported to have instantly turned hysterical, acting as though she were suddenly sick, and gagging as though she were going to vomit. Other items reported to have been seized from Lee were a jar of marijuana and more than $20,000 in $100 bills.
People magazine reported that the members of the ring except for Lee were booked for residential burglary, with bail set at $50,000, while Lee was held for “possession of stolen property”, with bail set at only $3,000. However, writer Nancy Jo Sales reported in Vanity Fair that Lee was charged with residential burglary for the Lohan, Hilton, and Patridge heists. At the time of the arrests it was unclear whether the robbery of Bilson, and other robberies of Kourtney Kardashian and Hayden Panettiere had been committed by the group. Among items reportedly seized by police from Ajar were three guns, drugs, and a laptop computer with aerial photos of 51 homes in Hollywood Hills. He was thus charged with additional offenses related to weapons and drug possession. Whereas Lee was reportedly sentenced to three counts of residential burglary, Prugo was charged with seven, each count carrying sentences between 2 and 6 years.
All members initially pleaded not guilty. Neiers, however, after learning that Bloom would be called to testify against her, agreed to plead no contest to residential burglary, and was sentenced to a jail term of 180 days, with an additional three years of probation, as well as being ordered to pay $600,000 worth of restitution to the actor. After serving 30 days of her jail sentence in the Century Regional Detention Facility, she was released.
The Bling Ring also stars Halston Sage, Gavin Rossdale, Stacy Edwards, Maika Monroe, Brenda Koo, Joe Nieves, Deidre Arrington, Israel Broussard, and Katie Chang.
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