Audiences took a sleazy cinematic “vacation” with Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens earlier this year with Spring Breakers, which was a surprise hit (and will be on DVD and Blu-ray in July). Will the same viewers be ready to ride shotgun with the beautiful criminals of The Bling Ring?
Directed by Sofia Coppola, this true-life crime thriller (and not-so-subtle social commentary) casts Emma Watson, Katie Chang and Claire Julien as members of a makeshift ring of theives that targets wealthy Hollywood socialites like Paris Hilton, Kirsten Dunst and Rachel Bilson. It paints the protagonists as vapid, Facebook-addicted bloodsuckers, as you might have guessed, but with Coppola at the helm, we’re expecting something special.
The first trailer arrived online today via Yahoo Movies, and we’re happy to share it with you below:
Coppola knows a thing or two about growing up as Hollywood elite, though she also has matured into a respected filmmaker. The Bling Ring will be making its way into theaters on June 14 after a stop at the Cannes Film Festival. The trailer has us very excited for Coppola’s vision. What do you think?