A few years have passed since Sofia Coppola‘s last film, the celebrity obsessed youth bauble “The Bling Ring,” and things have been mostly quiet for the filmmaker. She’s got the upcoming Netflix Christmas special starring Bill Murray, however the biggest chatter Coppola might’ve received was regarding her exit from Universal‘s “The Little Mermaid.” And while it’s not clear what the filmmaker’s next feature might be, it seems she might be re-teaming with her lead actress from “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette.”
While there’s no direct quote, Town & Country recently caught up with Kirsten Dunst and noted that, “There’s also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016.” So if this happens, what could it be? Well, Coppola hasn’t really attached herself to anything in quite some time, but either she’s got something new cookin’ or perhaps “Fairyland” is back on the table. The latter is an adaptation of Alysia Abbott‘s “Fairyland: A Memoir Of My Father” which Coppola signed up for in 2013. Andrew Durham (who produced her debut short “Lick The Star“) is co-writing the movie that tells the true story of a daughter and her bisexual father in San Francisco, their relationship, and the onset of the AIDS crisis. Coppola had initially only signed on to co-write, but maybe now she’s thinking about directing? Just doing some guesswork at this point.
As for Dunst, she’ll next be seen on the small screen in season two of “Fargo,” and on the big screen in Jeff Nichols‘s “Midnight Special,” which sounds like something special. “It’s about a young boy, my son, who has special powers. It reminds me of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ I think Jeff Nichols is one of the best young directors of our time. I’ve wanted to work with him for a while, so I fought to be in this movie,” she told Gotham. “I love ‘Take Shelter,’ and I really like ‘Mud.’ ”
We’ll see how the possible Coppola collaboration plays out, but for now we’ve got our eyes on “Fargo” this fall, and “Midnight Special” which opens on March 18, 2016.