The Bling Ring, sometimes called the “Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch”, “The Burglar Bunch”, or the “Hollywood Hills Burglars”, were a group, mostly of teenagers based in and around Calabasas, California, who burglarized the homes of several celebrities over a period believed to have been from around October 2008 through August 2009. The group included Alexis Neiers, a socialite of sorts who, at the time, was filming her own reality show Pretty Wild. In total, their activities resulted in the theft of about $3 million in cash and belongings, most of it from Paris Hilton, whom they robbed several times. However, over 50 homes were reportedly targeted for potential burglary including the residences of Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Megan Fox and Orlando Bloom. Nancy Jo Sales, who covered the story for VANITY FAIR, called the events “completely unprecedented in the history of Hollywood”. The story is coming to the silver screen, under the masterful eye of none other than Sofia Coppola. And just this morning it was announced that Emma Watson has signed onto the film. One more thing to look forward to from one of my favorite directors. To learn more about the true story of The Bling Ring be sure to visit VANITY FAIR.