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A24 Acquires Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring,' Sets Release Date for June 2013

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 17, 2013 at 11:07AM

A24 has picked up Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," with plans to release the film theatrically in June. "The Bling Ring" stars Emma Watson and newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julian and Taissa Farmiga (Vera's younger sister) as a group of restless teens who loot the homes of celebrities for kicks.
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"The Bling Ring"
"The Bling Ring"

A24 has picked up Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," with plans to release the film theatrically in June. "The Bling Ring" stars Emma Watson and newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julian and Taissa Farmiga (Vera's younger sister) as a group of restless teens who loot the homes of celebrities for kicks.

Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale and real-life Bling Ring victim Paris Hilton also star.

The film is based on the Vanity Fair article "The Suspects Wore Louboutins," by Nancy Jo Sales, and depicts a period from 2008 through late 2009 when the group was operating and stole over $3 million in goods.

A24 states that film is "undeniably fun and incredibly stylistic," and that they are "thrilled to be working with Coppola."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.