Francis Ford Coppola is Developing a Period Italian Family Drama
After tackling the Italian family drama that unfolded from The Godfather trilogy, director Francis Ford Coppola will again chronicle the Italian-American life experience for a new untitled film with a story unfolding between the 1930s and the 1960s. THR reports Coppola is currently writing the film, for himself to direct, about a boy and a girl in their late teens. There aren't anymore details than that, but it's said to be a coming-of-age story. As of now the project isn't set up at a studio, so there's no financing or distribution deals in place, but Coppola could always go the indie route like he did with his last self-financed film Twixt.
Of course, Twixt never really took off as an intriguing piece of filmmaking, and this sounds much more accessible and commercial, especially coming from the director of The Godfather. Though Coppola's films as of late have been much more low key, works like Tetro and Youth Without Youth are still great films. Honestly, Coppola's efforts like Tucker: The Man and His Dream and even Jack have a certain charm about them, and don't really feel like Coppola films. The project seems like the big studio film Coppola talked about last winter since he mentioned the time frame being roughly the same as described above. It'll be interesting to see what he does with a return to his Italian family roots.