Academy Award winning screenwriter/director Sofia Coppola is back after a three year hiatus. Her last film was 2006′s Marie Antoinette, which starred Kirsten Dunst in the title role. The film received mixed reviews and wasn’t as revered as her previous effort Lost in Translation. Either way she’s at it again and this time she’s taking two actors, Somewhere.
According to RopeofSilicon, Coppola’s next feature is entitled Somewhere and she’s already cast the two leads. Former child actor Stephen Dorff, who in my opinion is very talented but has his moments, will star as a Hollywood bad-boy. He’s an actor who submerges himself in a wild lifestyle that includes frequent visits to the famed Chateau Marmont. He will be joined by Elle Fanning who will portray his 11 year old daughter who unexpectedly pops into his life. Her presence will be force him to rearrange his priorities and try to part with his outlandish ways.
I’m a huge fan of Sofia Coppola. I think she has some great directorial and screenwriting skills, so I’m glad to see her back. I’m also happy to see Dorff in a role that hits close to home, but carries some substance. This movie sounds like it has potential.
What do you think of Coppola’s latest project?