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The Bling Ring wasnā€™t Sofia Coppolaā€™s best film, but the 2013 comedy was prescient in the way it explored materiality in our modern age of celebrity. Now, another story of young, self-absorbed looters has emerged in Echo Boomers, a new movie from fresh-faced writer and director Seth Savoy.

The film, which derives its title from an alternate label for ā€œmillennials,ā€ follows ā€œa group of disillusioned twenty-somethings, who use the city as their playground by breaking into the homes of the richest citizens, stealing from the rich and giving to themselves.ā€ A press release touts it as being based on a true story, but itā€™s unclear if that story is the same one dramatized in The Bling Ring, which took inspiration from a Vanity Fair article by Nancy Jo Sales. Of course, Coppolaā€™s film was explicitly about celebrity, while this one seems to find its cast ransacking the homes of normal, non-famous rich people, so weā€™re probably looking at something altogether different.

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Regardless, the cast is impressive. Rising stars Nick Robinson (Love, Simon), Britt Robertson (Girl Boss), and Alex Pettyfer (Elvis & Nixon) will likely play the aforementioned twentysomethings, while Oscar nominee Michael Shannon will be the one croacking at them to get off their gosh-darn phones.