Sofia Coppola Checks Into The Marmont

Setting for new comedy/drama Somewhere

Sofia Coppola Checks Into The Marmont

by Phil de Semlyen |
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The Coppola clan are back. While pa Francis preps black-and-white Italian immigrant opus **Tetro **for its Cannes bow next month, Sofia is checking into LA's iconic Chateau Marmont hotel as the setting for her fourth directorial project, comedy/drama Somewhere.

Somewhere, Coppola's first film since Marie Antoinette in 2006, tells the story of a hell-raising, Marmont-dwelling actor (Stephen Dorff), who is forced to re-evaluate his life when he's unexpectedly visited by his 11 year-old daughter (Elle Fanning).

After shooting much of the **Lost In Translation **in Tokyo's Park Hyatt, Coppola clearly has a thing for hotels (the free shampoo? the dressing gowns?), although Chateau Marmont is dripping in Hollywood lore and gives her a setting closer to home, as well as the opportunity to tell what she describes as "an intimate story set in contemporary LA".

**Somewhere **is a family affair for the Coppolas, with Sofia co-producing with brother Roman, and Francis Ford Coppola exec-producing. Filming is scheduled to begin in LA in June.

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