Details on the "The Bling Ring" script

While most of us on staff were far from fans of Sofia Coppola's last picture "Somewhere" (a film that does have its defenders, nevertheless), the filmmaker is so gifted, and has enough goodwill from her earlier efforts, that we're more than happy to follow her wherever she's going. And in the last few weeks, filming got underway on her latest, "The Bling Ring."

For the first time, Coppola's covering a contemporary true-life story, telling the tale of the so-called Bling Ring, or the Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch, a group of L.A. teens who stole as much as $3 million worth of jewelery, cash and designer goods from the houses of celebrities like Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Audrina Partridge and Rachel Bilson back in 2008 and 2009.

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Kirsten Dunst Hits The Set Of Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring'

After Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale was spotted on the set of Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," likely playing a club-promoter cohort of the titular group of teens, set photos today reveal former Coppola muse Kirsten Dunst ("The Virgin Suicides," "Marie Antoinette") on set withEmma Watson and, judging by her attire, we'd say it looks like more than just a simple set visit.

Dunst herself wasn't one of the real-life group's targets in 2008 and 2009 so it remains to be seen what role she could play or whether she'll in fact feature as herself. Either way, we're sure Coppola will have no trouble fitting her into the story of celeb-obsessed teens who stole as much as $3m worth of jewellery, cash and designer goods from a coterie of famous faces of Dunst's generation, including  Paris HiltonOrlando Bloom, Audrina Partridge and Rachel Bilson.

Newcomers Israel Broussard and Katie Chang lead the cast that includes Watson, »

- Simon Dang

Photos of a Suite Sofia helped design at the Coppola's Palazzo Margherita hotel

Jacques Grange designed this suite at the Coppola's Palazzo Margherita hotel with help from Sofia. I guess Francis Ford Coppola wanted family members to influence the style and make it a place they'd like to stay themselves. Roman Coppola helped design one as well. In Vanity Fair, Sofia said this is her favorite hotel in the world.

the room is described thus: "its mood is delicate and feminine, with hand-painted frescos evoking a misty summer garden at dawn. A Juliette balcony off the bedroom overlooks the courtyard and the palatial bathroom has a steam shower with a clawfoot bathtub. French doors from the bathroom and bedroom lead to a fully-furnished private terrace that offers a magical view of the garden and fountain. "

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