One of this coming winter’s possible Awards hits is Sofia Coppola’s star-studded film Somewhere, about a washed up actor re-connecting with his 11-year old daughter. According to IMDb, the genre of the film is a Comedy and Drama (I hesitate to call it a “Dramedy”), which is familiar territory for Coppola.
The centerpieces of the cast are Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning as the father-daughter duo who appear to have the central relationship in the film. Somewhere also features an eclectic supporting cast that features Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro, Indie movie star Michelle Monaghan, Spider-Man shortlister Alden Ehrenreich, and MTV’s “Jackass” veteran Chris Pontius.
Apple has premiered an official trailer for the film which features excellent editing, and seems to have a very strong central performance from Stephen Dorff. I expect the film to stay on many Oscar short-lists throughout the year for possible nominations for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay, and possibly Editing.
The film was also given a December 22, 2010 release date which sets it up nicely for an end of the year Awards campaign.
Check out the new trailer in High Definition on Apple Trailers or check out the YouTube version below after the official synopsis:
Writer/director Sofia Coppola reunites with the film company with which she made the Academy Award-winning hit “Lost in Translation.” Her new film is an intimate story set in contemporary Los Angeles; Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) is a bad-boy actor stumbling through a life of excess at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood. With an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning), Johnny is forced to look at the questions we must all confront.
Somewhere will be in theatres on December 22, 2010.
[Source: Rope of Silicon]