Three years after bringing the world Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola is back on the filmmaking beat with Somewhere, a comedy drama –sorry, “dramedy” – set at LA’s famous Chateau Marmont.
The film will star Stephen Dorff (below, likely hoping for a little career reinvention) as a listless bad boy actor wandering through a life of excess who gets a surprise visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning).
Naturally, this makes him re-examine his life. Hang on, wasn’t this the basic plot of Disney’s The Game Plan?
Still, it’s Coppola, so we’re looking forward to her take on the tale. She’s apparently being aching to make “an intimate story set in contemporary Los Angeles," and had to get special permission to shoot at the celeb-heavy hotel.
Focus Features is helping get the film made, and the company seems excited to have her back. "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 tells Variety. "Somewhere will have all the witty, moving and empathetic qualities that characterize all her work."
She’ll start work in LA and Italy this June.
A new Sofia Coppola pic. Excited? Not so much? Speak…