After replacing Joe Wright as director last year, Sofia Coppola has left 'The Little Mermaid'.
Sofia Coppola has left the currently in-the-works, live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid, due to ‘creative differences’, after signing on to the project last March. The film has been in development since at least 2011 and Coppola is now the second director to pull out, after Pan's Joe Wright left last year.
Sofia Coppola has left The Little Mermaid movie.
Deadline first reported the news that Coppola was gone from the film, which is being jointly produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title film. According to the report Universal are still pressing ahead with the project with a script from frequent Tim Burton collaborator Caroline Thompson.
The first reveal of the upcoming Netflix Christmas miniseries, 'A Very Murray Christmas', has been released to get you in the festive mood... in May.
Christmas has come early. Well, Christmas advertising has come early. Netflix has announced their upcoming mini-series 'A Very Murray Christmas', set to appear in December. The show will star Bill Murray - as the name suggests - and will serve as a homage to variety shows.
Bill Murray wishes you 'A Very Murray Christmas'...
Murray stars as himself. He served as the writer alongside Mitch Glazer and Sofia Coppola who will direct. Murray and Coppola worked together on the well-received 2003 film 'Lost in Translation', while Glazer wrote the 1988 adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' entitled 'Scrooged', starring Murray.
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'My Week with Marilyn' star Michelle Williams, 'The Dark Knight Rises' actress Marion Cotillard and 'The Bling Ring' director Sofia Coppola were among the star arrivals at the inauguration of the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. The building houses an art gallery and was opened to the public in October 2014.
Let’s hope he’ll be in a better mood than Frank Cross.
Doesn’t it seem like there’s never a normal, run of the mill story about Bill Murray? He's always either crashing someone’s party, dishing out advice to strangers or being honoured with his very own 'day'. But as an actor, Murray is still able to get us very giddy, all he needs to do is announce an exciting new work project. Case in point: this 'Christmas TV special'.
Bill Murray always manages to surprise us
Yes when you think of Bill Murray at Christmas time you probably have a vision of him in Scrooged, saying ‘bah humbug’ to it all. But this Christmas Murray looks set to show an altogether different side of himself, the side which apparently sings classic carols.
Women are still horrendously underrepresented in Hollywood but we pick out those who command the most respect.
Despite an unfortunate continuation of women in subordinate roles, female actresses in Hollywood are very much in the ascendance, refusing to play second fiddle to the traditional male hierarchy. However, it is behind the camera where male domination prevails. Only four women in the entire history of the Academy Awards have been nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1976), Jane Champion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola for Lost In Translation (2003) and Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2009). Bigelow is the only female director to take home the award. Such an overwhelming consortium of male influence seems perturbing, but a slew of female industry players are intent on overthrowing the status quo, breaking down gender barriers and paving the way for innovation on multiple levels. From the increasingly gargantuan Marvel juggernaut to low budget art-house pictures, women are beginning to make their mark in spheres in dire need of a feminine touch, free from a traditionally testosterone-fuelled male outlook.
Nicole Perlman is the first woman to write a Marvel feature
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Nicolas Winding Refn, Carole Bouquet, Sofia Coppola, Jane Campion, Gael Garcia Bernal, Jia Zhangke, Jeon Do-yeon, Leila Hatami and Willem Dafoe - 67th Cannes Film Festival - Grace of Monaco - Photocall - Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France - Wednesday 14th May 2014
The Cannes Film Festival runs May 14-May 25
The final panel for Cannes 2014 has been decided upon, with Sofia Coppola, Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal amongst others joining Jane Campion who is serving as jury president. Denmark’s, Nicolas Winding Refn, France’s Carole Bouquet, Iran’s Leila Hatami, China’s Jia Zhangke, and South Korea’s Jeon Do-yeon comprise the rest of the 9 person-strong jury.
Sofia Coppola is one of an eclectic bunch set to judge at this year's Cannes
“Cannes has always sought to adopt a universal and international approach, and in tune with this tradition, Campion will be surrounded by eight luminaries of world cinema, from China, Korea, Denmark, Iran, the United States, France and Mexico,” the Festival said in a statement.
What can we expect from Sofia Coppola going under the sea for the 'Liltte Mermaid'?
Reports in Hollywood are suggesting that Sofia Coppola has signed up to direct an upcoming live action version of ‘The Little Mermaid’. What’s that? Sofia Coppola plus the 'Little Mermaid' and it's live action! This sounds like a recipe for something truly magnificent, even if we're not sure what excatly a Coppla helmed 'Little Mermaid' might look like.
Sofia Coppola is set to direct the 'Little Mermaid' reimagining
Ariel, or the ‘Little Mermaid’ is one of those Disney characters that everybody still has a lot of affection for, no matter how old they are. Maybe it was her fiery red hair or that great singing voice, or perhaps just that the movie’s a perfect piece of Disney magic. Either way the character’s endearing quality is such that any talk of a new screen outing for her is bound to be met with squeals of excitement. Now though, things have got even better.
Continue reading: What Could Sofia Coppola's 'The Little Mermaid' Look Like?
The 42 year-old director will taking taking on the classic children's story, which is a huge contrast to the adult content featured in her previous films.
American director Sofia Coppola is reportedly taking the helm of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale 'The Little Mermaid.'
The 42 year-old is in talks with Universal Pictures and Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner to take on a live-action version, Deadline reports.
The original animated film was a huge success for Disney as it grossed over $200 million at the Box Office when released 25 years ago in 1989.
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News that Sofia Coppola has replaced Joe Wright on the 'Little Mermaid' has been welcomed, but how did the daughter of Francis Ford Coppola become so renowned in her own right?
Sofia Coppola was never exactly destined to pursue a career as a lawyer or a teacher. Born in New York City to artist Eleanor Coppola and 'The Godfather' director Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia had creativity in her genes from the offset. Her cousins Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Robert Carmine all joined the family business, so it seems only natural that Sofia followed suit.
Sofia Coppola Will Direct 'The Little Mermaid'
She made her screen debut when she was still a baby, starring as the baby boy who is baptised in 'The Godfather'. She would later replace actress Winona Ryder in the second and third movies in The Godfather trilogy, although her acting career would be plagued with accusations of nepotism and her acting panned by the critics.
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Date of birth
14th May, 1971