Focus finds ‘Lost’ rights

Coppola pic focuses on Americans lost in Tokyo

LONDON — Focus Features has picked up international rights to Sofia Coppola’s “Lost in Translation,” which started shooting Monday in Japan.

Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson star as two Americans who meet and spend a week together lost in Tokyo. Giovanni Ribisi and Anna Faris co-star.

Coppola is directing her own screenplay and is producing the pic with Ross Katz of Elemental Films. Katz produced Todd Field’s “In the Bedroom.”

“Sofia has fashioned a wonderfully heartfelt story that I’m certain will really touch audiences around the world,” said Focus co-president David Linde. “She and Ross Katz are the kind of young, exciting filmmakers whose films Focus was created to distribute.”

The producers are retaining North American rights. Tohokushinsha is taking Japanese rights, continuing a relationship with Coppola that started with her debut movie, “The Virgin Suicides.”

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