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Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' might harm real-life prosecution's case

Between 2008 and 2009, a gaggle of fame-hungry teens and 20-somethings burglarized the homes of some of Hollywood’s hottest young stars, including Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, and Paris Hilton. Now Sofia Coppola is bringing the story of the so-called “Bling Ring” to the big screen with a cast full of big names like Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga (sister of Vera), and reportedly Kirsten Dunst. The catch? Her film might hurt the LAPD’s real-life case against these young criminals.

The testimony of Detective Brett Goodkin, who played a pivotal role in bringing down the Bling Ring, will likely be crucial during the trials of Courtney Ames, Diana Tamayo and Roy Lopez Jr., the case’s three remaining defendants. But, as The L.A. Times writes, Goodkin may have damaged his credibility by serving as a technical advisor to Coppola’s movie and playing himself on screen.


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