Saturday, March 24, 2012
Sofia Coppola...shoots "The Bling Ring" locally! Scripted tale torn from headlines!
Sofia Coppola just started up production on her latest project - "The Bling Ring" - which is expected to toss a searing lens on a tawdry Hollywood-inspired tale inspired by real-life events ripped from the headlines.
Scripted by Ms. Coppola, the intriguing drama focuses on a gang of Los Angeles teens who reached infamy after they were caught burglarizing the ritzy homes of celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.
By tracking the whereabouts of their victims on the Internet, the clever thieves were able to pull off the robberies without a hitch.
The light-fingered criminals made off with about $3 million dollars worth of booty before they were eventually apprehended by the local police.
Ms. Coppolla' brother - Roman - is co-producing alongside his sister and Youree Henley.
Sofia (the daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola) last-produced "Somewhere" starring sexy hunk Stephen Dorff which was fairly well-received by critics here and abroad (2010 release).