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Sofia Coppola Heading to ‘Fairlyland’

Abbott's book set in San Francisco

Siblings Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola will produce a movie version of Alysia Abbott’s “Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father” through the American Zoetrope banner.

Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham will co-write the screenplay for the coming of-age story, published in June by W. W. Norton & Co. Durham is a photographer who collaborates regularly with Coppola.

“Fairyland” is set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s cultural scene in the 1970s and ’80s, before and after the AIDS epidemic — which would later claim the life of Abbott’s father.

“I love the book ‘Fairyland; it’s a sweet and unique love story of a girl and her dad, both growing up together in 1970’s San Francisco,” Coppola said. “I think it will make an engaging and touching movie on a subject I’ve never seen before.”

Sofia Coppola directed, wrote and produced “The Bling Ring” with Roman Coppola producing. Her 2010 drama “Somewhere” won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

The author was represented by The Gersh Agency, David Davoli of Davoli Law Firm, and David Patterson at Foundry Literary + Media. Zoetrope was represented by ICM Partners and attorneys Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof + Fishman.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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