“Living the dream, one heist at a time,” reads the poster’s tagline—a fitting slogan for a film based on an actual group of teen and 20-something bandits who robbed the homes of the rich and famous, including Paris Hilton and Kirsten Dunst (who both, coincidentally, make cameos).
For her part, leading lady Emma was fascinated by how different her character Nicki’s worldview was from her own.
“When I read the script and I realised that essentially it was a meditation on fame and what it’s become to our society, I had to do it,” Emma told British GQ recently. “The character is everything that I felt strongly against—she’s superficial, materialistic, vain, amoral. She’s all of these things and I realised that I hated her. How do you play someone you hate? But I found it really interesting and it gave me a whole new insight into what my job, or my role as an actress, could be.”