Martin Scorsese and Sofia Coppola Reveal Their Next Projects

Martin Scorsese and Sofia Coppola Reveal Their Next Projects

Dec 05, 2011

The Bling Ring AKA The Burglar Bunch were a group of kids who stole from celebrities in the Hollywood Hills. Their heist landed them around $3 million in cash, clothes, and other goodies from the likes of Paris Hilton, Megan Fox, and Lindsay Lohan. According to TMZ, Sofia Coppola's turning her eye toward the Bunch for a new project that would be produced by big daddy Coppola's Zoetrope studio. The website has also shared that producers asked Nick Prugo — one of the group's ringleaders — to be a consultant on the movie, but he turned the offer down. They then approached Tess Taylor, sister of Alexis Neiers — who claimed to have been drunk for most of the burglaries. She's agreed to work with the filmmakers. We don't know much more about the project beyond that. Does this one seem right up the Lost in Translation director's alley?

Marty Scorsese was set to direct an adaptation of crime thriller The Snowman written by Norwegian writer Jo Nesbo, and has been talking about his new DeNiro mob collaboration The Irishman, but according to Bleeding Cool everything's being swept aside for another retelling in the works — Silence. The 1960's novel written by Shusako Endo takes place in 17th century Japan and centers on several Jesuit missionaries. Scorsese announced the project back in 2007 and was set to cast Daniel Day Lewis and Benicio Del Toro. The director recently appeared on Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode’s Radio Five show and spoke about the long-running project. " I’m hoping to do Endo’s book next, Silence … Not hoping, we’re literally pulling all the elements together at this point."

When asked if Gangs of New York actor Day Lewis would be joining him still, Scorsese seemed uncertain. "I’m not sure. Daniel’s working with Steve right now, Steve Spielberg." Being frequent collaborators, it seems hard to believe that Silence wouldn't take a front seat in Day Lewis' upcoming schedule. In the interview, Scorsese also talked about his new HBO series with Mick Jagger and Terry Winter. It was previously reported that the show would center on the sleazy '70s, but Scorsese says it examines the '60s up to the '90s. Read the rest of the interview on Bleeding Cool's site, and place your bets on Silence finally coming to fruition in 2013 as IMDb lists.

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