The last film of Harris Savides, who died in October 2012, six months after the end of principal photography. When he became ill partway through shooting, Christopher Blauvelt was brought in to complete the film; the two share credit.
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Sofia Coppola had lunch several times with real-life convicted Bling Ring burglar Nick Frank Prugo, the basis of the film's character Marc. Prugo, and his gang of thieves, reportedly stole over three million dollars from celebrity houses. After serving a year in jail, Prugo claimed, as of May 2013, that he had not seen the film yet.