Sofia Coppola, the Oscar-winning writer/director of Lost in Translation, has bought out the option to her next project. As The Playlist has reported, it comes in the form of Francis Prose‘s (is there any better last name for a writer?) acclaimed 2008 novel “Goldengrove“, which follows the 13-year-old Nico as she deals with the drowning of her sister, Margaret, and her growing relationship with Margaret’s boyfriend, Aaron. Coppola‘s specific involvement with this project is still unknown, however. Whether she will write, direct, or produce will wait to be seen.
Coppola‘s latest film, which she just finished, is titled Somewhere, and as The Playlist also reported a few days ago, it will likely travel the Venice-Toronto festival route later this year, following in the same footsteps as Lost in Translation. The film centers on a Hollywood actor that is forced to re-examine his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit. Benicio Del Toro and Michelle Monaghan are the biggest names in the cast, however they are not the ones tackling the lead roles. Stephen Dorff is set to star as the hard-living actor, while Elle Fanning will play the daughter.
What do you think Coppola’s involvement should be with “Goldengrove”? Are you looking forward to Somewhere as well?