Sofia Coppola - The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring hits UK cinemas tomorrow 5th July and our friend James Kleinmann sat down with writer / director Sofia Coppola to talk about the movie which stars Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, Erin Daniels, Nina Siemaszko, Maika Monroe and Kirsten Dunst.

In the interview, James talks to the daughter of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola about the cinematic potential that she saw in the original Vanity Fair article (The Suspect Wore Louboutins) written by  Nancy Jo Sales. They talk about the contemporary culture that affects young people today, what it’s like to have to be seen with the right people, wearing the right clothes etc and how this peer pressure has been affected by The Internet.

Sofia also talks about trying to their their rehearsals for her movies to be as fun and authentic as possible getting them to create vision boards to help them process how their characters would behave. They also talk about the casting of Emma Watson, what it is about her that was so right for the role and making her character feel ‘real’ and finally working with Paris Hilton and filming in her home.

Our Bling Ring review can be read here and and you can see all our coverage of the movie here.