Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: #20. Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

Director/Writer: Sofia Coppola
Producer(s): Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, Youree Henley
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Leslie Mann, Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Erin Daniels, Nina Siemaszko, Gavin Rossdale, Stacy Edwards, Maika Monroe, Claire Julien

Sofia Coppola tackling a true life crime story? Not exactly. We’ve been on this Coppola bandwagon since The Virgin Suicides – and we look forward in seeing how Sofia grabbed a headline item and made it her own. Don’t be surprised if Coppola brings out the best in Emma Watson like she did with the Bill Murray and Kirsten Dunst of this world.

Gist: Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Release Date: Cannes Film Festival’s Main Competition appears to be the perfect launching pad for this as it is receiving a June release in French theaters shortly after the fest.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, editor-in-chief and film critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top Films From Contemporary Film Auteurs: Almodóvar (Talk to Her), Coen Bros. (Fargo), Dardennes (La Promesse), Haneke (Caché), Hsiao-Hsien (Three Times), Kar-wai (In the Mood for Love), Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry), Lynch (Mulholland Dr.), Tarantino (Pulp Fiction), Van Sant (My Own Private Idaho), von Trier (Breaking the Waves)