Sofia Coppola's THE BLING RING to Open Cannes 2013 Un Certain Regard

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor



While there are a ton of rumors floating around about what films will be announced at tomorrow's Cannes Film Festival press conference, we have one official announcement we can share right now. Cannes has announced today that Sofia Coppola's bad girl crowd pleaser The Bling Ring will open the festival's Un Certain Regard program. Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, and Taissa Farmiga star in this true story of fame obsessed girls who track celebrities online in order to rob their homes.

While Coppola's Marie Antoinette played in official competition in 2006, many had questioned if the subject matter of her latest film was up to snuff to compete for the Palme d'Or. We now have that answer, though playing as an official selection in Un Certain Regard is nothing to scoff at. Check out the trailer below to decide for yourself. A24 is set to release the film stateside on June 14.

We'll have more tomorrow as the official selection for 66th Festival de Cannes unspools.

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  • Chris

    Many acclaimed films have played in UCR. I don't think this decision had anything to do with quality, but because the film fits the edgier quality that is characteristic of films in UCR.

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