Kirsten Dunst May Reunite With Sofia Coppola for a New Film Next Year
Aside from the Bill Murray Christmas special coming this December to Netflix, we haven’t heard much about Sofia Coppola since 2013's The Bling Ring. She was attached to direct The Little Mermaid for Universal, but recently parted ways with the project over the typical “creative differences.” But fans of Coppola may be in for a treat, as a new report suggests that she’s reuniting with Kirsten Dunst for a new film next year.
In a Town & Country profile of Dunst, the magazine noted, “There’s also talk of a third film with Sofia Coppola in 2016.” While there’s no direct quote from Dunst or Coppola, it would seem that Dunst must have mentioned it at some point during the interview. It’s far from official confirmation, but it is an exciting prospect.
Dunst previously starred in Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette, two films that explore young women coming of age in proverbial imprisonment — the former looks at repressed teen girls, while the latter explores a young woman thrust into royalty and trapped by her regal surroundings. Perhaps a third film would have some connective thematic tissue to make an informal trilogy?
There have been no recent reports on Coppola’s prospective projects — aside from The Little Mermaid, Coppola was reportedly working on an adaptation of Alysia Abbott’s Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. The writer / director was co-writing the screenplay with producer Andrew Durham in 2013, but Coppola only planned on writing the project, not directing. It’s unclear if her departure from The Little Mermaid has sent her back to Fairyland or if she has another potential project in the works.
Dunst appears next in Season 2 of Fargo, which debuts on FX on October 12.