Thanks to richard crawford for the wake up call about Sofia Coppola’s next project, announced last night in Variety. Set in the famed celebrity hangout, the Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd, the script Coppola’s written centers on a self-involved actor in rascally pursuit of hedonistic pleasures who gets a wake up call of his own when his 11-year-old daughter shows up to help realign his priorities.
If you’re thinking Adrian Brody and Abigail Breslin you’re not thinking hip enough. Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan? Too hip. Try Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. ahh… just right. Another perfect fit is Sophia Coppola and Focus Features, the winning combination behind the hipness of Lost in Translation.
The filmmaker, who said she has been looking to make “an intimate story set in contemporary Los Angeles,” received permission to shoot at the hotel, which has become notorious in recent years as a popular address for tabloid-friendly celebs. Film will lense in L.A. and Italy in June and July.
“‘Lost in Translation’ remains among Focus’ most beloved movies, so we have long looked forward to making another picture with Sofia,” Focus CEO James Schamus said. “‘Somewhere’ will have all the witty, moving and empathetic qualities that characterize all her work.”