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You don't normally see TMZ wade into the vicious waters of Hollywood trade news -- especially trade news involving an indie filmmaker -- but the gossip site is reporting that Sofia Coppola has found her next project: a movie about the infamous Burglar Bunch. Also known as "The Bling Ring" (catchy), the Bunch consists of a group of Hollywood teens who stole nearly $3 million in goods from stars like Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox. If this sordid story sounds familiar, it's likely because you were a fan of the E! Show 'Pretty Wild,' which featured Bunch member Alexis Neiers. Per TMZ, Neiers's sister, Tess Taylor, equally infamous, will play a small role in Coppola's film, which would likely focus on celebrity -- like 'Lost in Translation,' 'Marie Antoinette' and 'Somewhere.' This is all well and good, but it raises the question: what other E! shows should the Oscar-winning Coppola turn into movies? Ahead, five suggestions.
1. 'The Soup'
Joel McHale stars as Joel McHale, a disillusioned-with-television comedy star who spends his days driving around Los Angeles wondering why he ever agreed to take part in the Emmy Awards singing group The Emmytones. Benicio Del Toro makes an uncredited appearance as himself.
2. 'Kourtney & Kim Take New York'
Coppola has turned her hazy lens on Tokyo, France and Los Angeles, but never New York. That's where the Kardashians come in! Coppola's film about the sisters would allow her to focus on two things she's shown a previous affection for: celebrities (duh) and sisters (see 'The Virgin Suicides'). Kourtney and Kim can play themselves, with Khloe enjoying an uncredited and line-free role as a background extra.
A young bride (Emma Watson), infatuated with the reality show 'Bridalplasty,' becomes obsessed with the idea that marriage is just another form of character mutilation. That viewpoint is exacerbated by the fact that her husband (Zac Efron) is a music video director with little interest in his wife's life.
4. 'The Spin Crowd'
A disillusioned veteran public relations man (Bill Murray) goes on tour with his new client, an indie rock band at the cusp of ghettoized stardom. Karaoke plays a large part in the third act.
5. 'E! News Live'
Coppola showed a keen eye to the process behind making films and commercials ('Somewhere' and 'Lost in Translation'), so why not focus an entire film on the behind-the-scenes workings of a celebrity news show. Ryan Seacrest can appear as himself, 'Knocked Up'-style, but the real stars of the film are the awkward PA (Felicity Jones) and her future boyfriend (Jason Schwartzman), a TelePrompTer technician.
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