The Bling Ring And The Spectacular Now Get Summer Release Dates

By Nick Venable 2013-02-28 11:59:10discussion comments
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Though newly formed financing and distribution company A24 hasn’t released anything just yet, it already has four festival-traveled films in the pipeline for 2013. Both Harmony Korine’s raunchy crime adventure Spring Breakers and Sally Potter’s Cuban Missile Crisis-tinged drama Ginger and Rosa have had their March release dates for a little while now, though their more recent acquirements were sitting in limbo until now.

Deadline reports A24 has now set dates for both of its remaining films. Sofia Coppola’s crime drama The Bling Ring will get a limited run in theaters starting on June 14, while James Ponsoldt’s high school drama and Sundance hit The Spectacular Now will gets an August 2 limited release.

The Bling Ring, also written by Coppola, stars Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Leslie Mann (This is 40), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story( and Bush’s Gavin Rossdale (How to Rob a Bank), and tells the story of the titular group of teenagers who tracked the whereabouts of celebrities online and used the information on a series of burglaries across Hollywood. One of the more high profile victims, Paris Hilton, will appear in the film as well. Coppola based it on Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.”

The slightly less mischievous film The Spectacular Now focuses on an extroverted high school senior who makes it his goal to convert an introverted classmate, and romance ensues. It stars Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Miles Teller (21 and Over), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World), Kyle Chandler (TV’s Friday Night Lights) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Weeds). Teller and Woodley won a Special Jury Prize at Sundance earlier this year for their performance.

This makes four films from A24 aimed at young adults, where nothing appears to be dumbed down in order to make a ton of money. Perhaps the “A” in A24 stands for “atypical.”
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