It looks like Sofia Coppola has another surprise waiting for fans in the months ahead. Fresh off her Best Director win at Cannes for “The Beguiled,” the filmmaker is getting operatic. Literally.
Coppola is trying her hand on the grand stage with an adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi‘s classic opera “La Traviata.” If anything, it’s going to look sumptuous, as the director has teamed up with fashion icon Valentino for the production. Even if you’re not up on your opera (like me), this looks like a solid gateway, and perhaps a much-needed reprieve from the summer blockbuster blitzkrieg.
“La Traviata” hits cinemas in the U.K. on July 9th, with no word yet on a U.S. date. “The Beguiled” arrives on June 30th.