Sofia Coppola will direct Bill Murray again after their Oscar-winning 2003 film Lost in Translation in the upcoming feature On the Rocks, which marks Apple and A24’s first film partnership.
The movie follows a young mother who reconnects with her larger than life playboy father on an adventure through New York. Rashida Jones will star with Murray. Production starts this spring in New York. Coppola won an original screenwriting Oscar for Lost in Translation and was nominated for best director. Murray nabbed a best actor Oscar nom, and the movie earned a best picture nom. Coppola also directed Murray in the 2015 Netflix holiday special A Very Murray Christmas.
Coppola will produce with Youree Henley. Mitch Glazer and Roman Coppola are also executive producing. Both were EPs on A Very Murray Christmas with Glazer also co-writing. A24 previously worked with Coppola on The Bling Ring. She is repped by ICM and attorney Barry Hirsch. Murray is repped by Ziffren Brittenham. Jones is represented by United Talent Agency and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
Coppola made history at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as the second woman ever in the event to win best director for her remake of The Beguiled.
A24 and Apple announced a multi-year feature slate deal back in November.
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