Over the years, there have been a lot of movies made about largely irrelevant, completely unlikeable people. They generally came and went without much critical or commercial acclaim, and folks would be hard-pressed to name them even a month later.
Sofia Coppola hopes that her movie about largely irrelevant, completely unlikable people will have a slightly longer shelf life.
In The Bling Ring, Coppola tackles the lives of the now-infamous L.A. teenagers who rose to temporary prominence between 2008 and 2009 for robbing the homes of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.
Emma Watson will play the role of ‘Nicki’ (based on Alexis Neiers) who, although wasn’t the ringleader of this group of morons, will apparently be the central figure in the movie. Neiers, you will recall, was followed around by E! for a season as she and her family made a failed bid to be the next Kardashians.
Anyway, this movie will probably be awful, but given the buzz it has generated thus far, it’s worth at least following what the critics say about it over the next few weeks.
Check out the most recent ‘Bling Ring’ trailer in the video below.