If you’re anything like us, you’ve been trawling the internet for the past year or so for any information you can find on Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette follow-up, Somewhere. This time last year we heard Benicio Del Toro had joined the cast, which, at that time, included Chris Pontius (of Spike Jonze-created Jackass fame) and Sofia’s cousin Robert Schwartzman (aka the skeezy Mafia son in the Virgin Suicides). We also brought you the news recently that Sofia’s beau Thomas Mars’ band Phoenix were composing the score.
The trailer was released early yesterday and comparisons between Somewhere and Oscar-winning Lost in Translation are already evident; a famous man, disillusioned with the baggage that accompanies his celebrity, lives in a hotel (the legendary Chateau Marmont) and undergoes a significant life change when a young, pale, blonde lady comes into his life. This time, though, the role of “etheral, Aryan muse” is not played by Coppola stalwart Kirsten Dunst or raspy-voiced siren Scarlett Johannson, but 12 year old Elle Fanning (sister of Dakota).
Considering her absorbing past works, Somewhere– which arrives in theatres later this year- promises to be a dreamy and emotive account of the life of a celebrity’s daughter. And if anyone’s an authority on that subject, it’s Sof.