Sofia Coppola's excellent film The Bling Ring, a smart send-up of celebrity obsession run amok, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday. The film, which stars Emma Watson and relative unknowns Katie Chang and Israel Broussard, is based on a real-life gang of dim-witted L.
After trying her hand at a grand, sweeping, anachronistic period piece with 2006's Marie Antoinette, Hollywood royal Sofia Coppola is triumphantly restored to the familiar and, it would seem, far more comfortable domain of what both her detractors and enthusiasts have come to refer to as "little movies" with Somewhere.
Like father, like daughter? Not quite, says Elle Fanning, who compared Sofia Coppola, director of Fanning's latest movie Somewhere, to legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia's father. "He's definitely a lot louder — his voice is louder," Fanning told Uinterview exclusively at the New York screening of Somewhere.
Amid positive reviews and plenty of buzz, Academy Award-winning director Sofia Coppola screened her latest effort, Somewhere, at New York City's Tribeca Grand Hotel Sunday night. The movie, which won the top prize at this year's Venice Film Festival, focuses on "bad-boy" movie star Johnny Marco, who is forced to grow up when his 11-year-old daughter unexpectedly shows up at his hotel.
Actresses going in for a casting call don't usually have to take their clothes off. But one movie exec had something different in mind when Gwyneth Paltrow came in for a film. "When I was just starting out, someone suggested that we finish a meeting in the bedroom.