- Sofia Coppola, the Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter, director and producer, has officially added a new trophy to her already crowded shelf. She is the 2017 winner of the best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
- In winning the award, Coppola became only the second woman in the festival’s 70-year history to take home the prize, according to the Verge.
- Coppola won for her film The Beguiled, a thriller set during the Civil War starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell.
- “I was thrilled to get this movie made and it’s such an exciting start to be honored in Cannes,” Coppola said in a statement. “I’m thankful to my great team and cast and to Focus and Universal for their support of women-driven films.” Read More (5/29/17 3:01 PM)
All I know is Laura is gonna be a badass in this movie and I can't wait to see Elise and her arms and abs and legit everything else be sexy as hell. Hope we get some BTS of her on set tomoz