The Truth About The Bling Ring

18/07/2013 18:48 | Updated 22 May 2015

Sofia Coppola's latest film The Bling Ring documents the exploits of privileged Hollywood teens who ransack celebrity homes. It premieres at Cannes Film Festival today - but before you think this is a case of Spring Breakers-ish part two, consider the fact this story actually happened.

Emma Watson's character Nicki - a fame-obsessed and materialistic teenager - is based on the now infamous Alexis Neiers, one of the gang's ringleader who looted several stars' mansions including those of ');}catch(e){}
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