Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray are set to reunite for the first time since Murray’s Oscar-nominated turn in her 2003 film “Lost in Translation.”
The two will work together again in “On the Rocks,” which Coppola is writing and directing with Murray to star opposite Rashida Jones, according to an individual with knowledge of the project.
“On the Rocks” will also be the first film under the recently formed partnership between A24 and Apple.
Produced by Coppola and Youree Henley, “On the Rocks” follows a young mother (Jones) who reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father (Murray) on an adventure through New York City. Production begins this spring on location in New York.
Back in November 2018, Apple and A24 entered into a multi-year agreement in which the studio will produce a slate of several films for the tech giant, part of its aggressive content push into the entertainment space that also includes a planned subscription TV service.
Apple plans to offer its TV shows for free on their devices, but it is unclear if films like “On the Rocks” and others from A24 will also receive theatrical releases ahead of that.
Coppola most recently directed 2017’s “The Beguiled.” A24 previously worked with Coppola on “The Bling Ring.” She’s represented by ICM and attorney Barry Hirsch.
Murray is currently filming Wes Anderson’s next film “The French Dispatch” and will appear in Jim Jarmusch’s “The Dead Don’t Die.”
Jones will next be seen in the drama “The Sound of Silence,” premiering at Sundance this month.