It's like something out of a movie.

One-million dollars worth of Chopard jewelry was stolen last night at the Cannes Film Festival, according to Guardian UK.

The pricey bling was supposed to be worn by celebrities at the French film fest, but instead the jewels were taken from the hotel room of one of the Swiss luxury jeweler's employees. The pieces were in a security box, which French police say was smashed and hauled out of the room.

Funnily enough, the jewelry, which was scheduled to be worn on the red carpet last night, was taken during the premiere of Sofia Coppola's new film, "The Bling Ring," which tells the story of teen thieves who stole from the rich and famous in Hollywood. Mere coincidence, or a copy-cat crime? We're going with coincidence, unless Emma Watson is prepping for "Bling Ring 2: The Big Heist."

No word yet on which celebrities were left jewel-less by the crime.

[via Guardian UK]

categories Movies