Lost in Translation star Bill Murray, director Sophia Coppola to reunite for A24-Apple's On the Rocks

Sofia Coppala and Bill Murray reunite for Apple and A24's first feature film On the Rocks. Rashida Jones will also play a significant role.

FP Staff January 16, 2019 13:54:25 IST
Lost in Translation star Bill Murray, director Sophia Coppola to reunite for A24-Apple's On the Rocks

Its been more than 15 years since Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray's Oscar-winning collaboration on Lost in Translation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they are reuniting on father-daughter feature On the Rocks. Actress Rashida Jones will play the role of a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York. The report also states that the filming begins this spring in New York city.

Lost in Translation star Bill Murray director Sophia Coppola to reunite for A24Apples On the Rocks

Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray during filming of Lost in Translation. Source: Twitter @TalkFilmSoc

For Lost in Translation, Sofia won an Oscar for original screenplay and was nominated for best director. The movie also received the best picture nomination and Murray nabbed the best actor nomination.

On the Rocks will be the first project under the pact between indie studio A24 and Apple, which was announced in November. Coppola has previously worked with A24 on the true-life celebrity burglary feature, The Bling Ring.  Coppola will produce the film with Youree Henley. Along with Mitch Glazer, she will also act as the executive producer.

According to Variety, Murray has been busy, having recently finished production on Jim Jarmusch’s next movie The Dead Don’t Die as well as Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. Rashida Jones most recently directed the documentary Quincy about her father, iconic music producer Quincy Jones.

In 2017, Coppola made history at the 70th Cannes Film Festival as the second woman ever to win best director for her remake of The Beguiled. 

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