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Three indie movies with three fine talents getting involved so let's get started... First off, actress/writer/director/auto enthusiast/generally awesome person Lake Bell has joined Simon Pegg in "Man Up." The 2011 Brit List script by Tess Morris "centers on single gal Nancy (Bell), who’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date en route to her parents’ anniversary, leading to her finally finding the perfect boyfriend." Aww, sounds like it'll punch you right in the feelings box. Ben Palmer ("The Inbetweeners Movie") is at the helm and production will begin in January. As if Tim Blake Nelson's "Anesthesia" didn't have enough folks already—Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterston, Glenn Close, Corey Stoll, Gretchen Mol, Michael K. Williams, Gloria Reuben, Jessica Hecht, Mickey Sumner, K. Todd Freeman—one more is joining the ranks with Katie Chang (the queen bee of "The Bling Ring") coming onboard. The movie "follows a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The family drama is set against the backdrop of Navy Street, a mixed martial arts (Mma) gym based in Venice, California. Grillo will play the gym’s owner, Alvey Henderson, a now sober former fighter who never made it big due to a drug addiction. [Source: TV Line]
Patrick plays a tough-as-nails cop who comes to the aid of a teenager (Chloe Rose) plagued by three malevolent trick-or-treaters on Halloween. [Source: Deadline]
The story is set in a »
- Garth Franklin
Co-starring Glenn Close (Mars Attacks!), Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire), Sam Waterston (Law And Order) and Tim himself, the plot focuses on a group of university students who group together after their professor is mugged.
Chang was brilliant as the whip-smart and sassy Rebecca in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, and you can also see her in the upcoming A Birder’S Guide To Everything. As her career is only just taking off, joining Nelson’s newest project is a clever idea, especially when you consider you she’ll be starring alongside.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
The project is set in New York and follows a group of people whose lives come together when Columbia University professor Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterson) is violently mugged. Katie Chang will be playing Amy, a love interest for Walter Zarrow's grandson.
The film has already begun production in New York City. »
• Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and Golden Globe-winner Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) are set to join Adam Sandler in The Cobbler. Plot details are being kept secret, but The Cobbler is the brainchild of Win Win and The Station Agent writer-director Thomas McCarthy. [The Wrap]
• Ron Livingston (Drinking Buddies) has joined the cast of Supreme Ruler, a comic indie drama about two men competing to be the “Supreme Ruler” of their local Buffalo Lodge. The other lead will be played by Vincent D’Onofrio (Escape Plan). Duane Edwards is making his feature directorial debut on the project, which also stars Marcia Gay Harden »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Bling Ring actress Katie Chang has joined Anesthesia, the indie film starring Glenn Close, Sam Waterston, Gretchen Mol and Kristen Stewart. The Tim Blake Nelson-helmed drama follows a group of New Yorkers whose lives intersect after the violent mugging of a popular Columbia University professor, Walter Zarrow (Waterson). Photos: 'The Bling Ring' Premiere: Fashion Worth Stealing Chang, who starred as the ringleader of a group of teen robbers in Sofia Coppola's film, will play Amy, a young love interest for Zarrow's grandson in Anesthesia. Chang should feel comfortable in the film's setting as she's currently studying creative writing
- Rebecca Ford
Katie Chang, the young up and coming star who made her big screen debut in this year's The Bling Ring , has, according to The Hollywood Reporter , joined the cast of writer-director Tim Blake Nelson's Anesthesia opposite Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Kristen Stewart, Sam Waterson and Nelson himself. Anesthesia , an original screenplay by Nelson, follows a group of individuals who are brought together after a Columbia University Professor, Walter Zarrow, (Waterson) becomes the victim of a violent mugging. Chang can also be seen coming up in director Rob Meyer's A Birders Guide to Everything opposite Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Kingsley and James LeGros. Anesthesia is now filming in New York City with Julie Buck, Josh Hetzler, Christopher Scott, and Nelson himself producing. »
Upcoming indie A Birder’S Guide To Everything has released its first poster. The film tells the story of David, a 15 year old birding enthusiast who, on the eve of his fathers second wedding, decides to lead his friends on expedition in search of an extinct duck. We’ve all done it at some point in our lives but you don’t see us making films about it…Jeez.
Young up and comers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Katie Chang, Alex Wolff and Adam Barrie star as the rag tag birding brigade. With supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros it looks to be a heart warming and nostalgic debut for first time director Rob Meyer. Here’s that poster:
Stayed tuned for a UK release date!
The post First Poster For ‘A Birder’s Guide To Everything’ appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- James Byiers
To mark the release of The Bling Ring on DVD and Blu-ray (out now) we’ve been given 3 copies of the movie to give away on Blu-ray. The movie stars Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann and is directed by Sofia Coppola.
In the fame-obsessed world of Los Angeles, a group of teenagers take us on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood hills. Based on true events, the group, who were fixated on a life of glamour, tracked their celebrity targets online, and stole more than $3 million in luxury goods from their homes. Their victims included Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, and Rachel Bilson, and the gang became known in the media as “The Bling Ring.”. In The Bling Ring, Oscar Winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola takes us inside the hedonistic world of these youthful teenage wannabes, where naivete and excitement is amplified by »
★★☆☆☆ We all, if being honest, envy to some degree the lifestyles of Hollywood's rich and famous. For most however, lusting after their wealth ends with reading celebrity magazines or watching the latest TV documentary. Not so for the Californian kids whose true story forms the basis for Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring (2013), which stars Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and Emma Watson. Marc (Broussard) is the new boy in town, and as such feels an outsider at his new school. At least until he is befriended by Rebecca (Katie Chang) who has discovered a way to get close to her Hollywood idols and share their lifestyle.
However as their lucrative new sideline is anything but legal, it's not long before the police come knocking at Rebecca's door - and you can be sure she's not going down alone. If you were expecting a tense and gritty drama of bored, dysfunctional La kids, »
- CineVue UK
The Bling Ring, 2013.
Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.
The Bling Ring is the latest film to be "inspired by true events". Despite which aspects are actually true, the film revolves around Rebecca (Katie Chang), a teenager in high school who has an obsession with celebrities and their lifestyles. A new boy at her school, Marc (Israel Broussard), starts to hang out with her and quickly learns that she not only has a celebrity obsession but also an obsession with stealing. Once they become closer they start using the internet to find out when celebrities are out of town so they can sneak into their houses and steal from them. After »
- Gary Collinson
To celebrate the release of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, below is a fantastic clip of one of the many home release extras which features Ms Coppola discussing Paris Hilton’s first hand involvement in the making of the film.
The Bling Ring is based on the Vanity Fair article ‘The Suspect Wore Louboutins’ and tells the true to life tale of a group of fame-obsessed teenagers who use the internet to follow celebrities and subsequently rob their homes. Sofia Coppola’s tale of wealth and thievery in the Hollywood Hills features every big name of 2005 and no name was mightier than that of Paris Hilton’s.
The Bling Ring is out on DVD, Blu-Ray and Download today in the UK. »
- Ellen Daniels
Directors: Sophia Coppola
Running Time: 90 minutes
The Bling Ring revolves around a group of celebrity obsessed teenage girls who turn to robbing the houses of their heroes. It is based upon the Vanity Fair exposé article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins,” and revolves around true events.
The Bling Ring is directed, written and produced by Sofia Coppola, a filmmaker that has seen many of her films greeted with mixed responses from critics and movie-goers alike. Here she assembles an very young cast in a film that is probably her most mainstream and accessible to date. Emma Watson and Taissa Varmiga (Vera’s sister) lead newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and Claire Julien as the »
- Paul Heath
With such films as Marie Antoinette and Somewhere, writer/director Sofia Coppola has carved a niche for herself as cinema’s premiere chronicler of privileged ennui. However, in her latest cinematic offering, The Bling Ring, Coppola steps outside of the insular world of the wealthy and bored to focus her lens on characters desperate to get inside it. My review after the jump. Based on Nancy Jo Sales' Vanity Fair article "The Suspect Wore Louboutins,” The Bling Ring tells the true story of a gang of fame-obsessed, materialistic L.A. teenagers who broke into the homes of such celebrities as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, stealing nearly $3 million in cash and belongings. Perhaps out of respect for her real-life source material, Coppola has decided to shoot her young subjects in a more docu-realistic fashion than is typical of the teen movie genre, and the result is a »
- Harrison Pierce
The Bling Ring marks Sofia Coppola’s first feature since 2010′s outstanding Somewhere and faces the challenge of living up to the quality of this and her previous body of work. Whilst The Bling Ring is an enjoyable watch, it ultimately feels as superficial and shallow as its central characters.
Based on real events, The Bling Ring documents a group of teens who break into the homes of some of America’s biggest celebrities.
Coppola’s narrative presents us with teens burglarising the homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Orlando Bloom simply because they can. This is handled with a lack of insight or depth which can result in The Bling Ring becoming quite a frustrating watch – it is not clear whether Coppola is making a statement about obsession with celebrity or »
- Phil Wheat
Sofia Coppola's flimsy true tale centres on a gang of vacuous, venal and vain teens who break into the celebrity homes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, etc, (very easily; sometimes the keys are under the mat) and pilfer their designer gear. The most interesting character is impressionable Sam (Israel Broussard), whose loneliness leads him into the clutches of Rebecca (Katie Chang) and Nicki (Emma Watson). As shallow as its characters. »
Director Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD, bringing this incredible true story to life in the comfort of your own home. We have an exclusive featurette that breaks down the celebrity culture that this group of real-life teenagers so desperately wanted to be a part of, And did so by stealing more than $3 million in merchandise from the homes of the rich and famous. In addition, we have a second featurette that explains how The Bling Ring so easily broke into the home of Paris Hilton, who is featured in the movie.
A group of celebrity-fixated teens living in the suburbs of Los Angeles begin burglarizing the empty homes of the rich and famous by tracking the celebrities' whereabouts via the internet. The ringleader, Rebecca (Katie Chang) leads the group of misfits including Marc (Israel Broussard), Nicki (Emma Watson), Sam (Taissa Farmiga) and »
In stores this week, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring is based on real events that took place between 2008 and 2009. The ring raided the homes of Hollywood stars like Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom and Megan Fox. "It's fine. Let's keep going" is the mantra of bling leader, Rebecca (Katie Chang). All told, the Bling Ringers raked in nearly $3 million in stolen goods. The film, starring Emma Watson and Leslie Mann, is fast and loose with a running time of just over 80 minutes, but the DVD extras are plenty. Marc (Israel Broussard) and his new pals hung out a Paris Hilton's pad way longer than a few hours—the heiress allowed Coppola's film crew to shoot in her actual home. Meaning, »
Why do kids want to live like celebrities? There's no definitive answer to that question, but Sofia Coppola explores the mindset of that kind of youth in "The Bling Ring." Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters this summer, you might have missed the writer/director's take on a culture obsessed with brands and fame. And whether you're now catching up or if you're a fan of the movie, we've got a pretty great prize pack for some lucky readers. But first, let's recap what this movie is all about. Starring Emma Watson, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga and more, the film chronicles the true story of some affluent, bored teens who start breaking into celebrity homes and using them as their own personal shopping mall. Coppola certainly captures the surreal nature of it all, and how addictive their behaviour became, until of course, it »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week
What's It About? Based on the real-life Bling Ring crew, Sofia Coppola's film tells the story of the Los Angeles teens whose claim to infamy was robbing the homes of celebrities. The teens who used the internet to track the whereabouts of rich celebs are portrayed by Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Taissa Farmiga, Israel Broussard, and Claire Julien.
Watch: Go behind-the-scenes with Taissa Farmiga (Video)
Why We're In: Coppola's approach to the tabloid-heavy story is one of the most compelling aspects of "The Bling Ring"," as she neither praises the characters, criticizes, or satirizes them. We get to watch the teens from an honest perspective and arrive at our own deduction of how technology and youth obsession with fame impact contemporary culture. "The Bling Ring" was also one of Moviefone's Best Movies of 2013 (So Far).
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- Erin Whitney
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