Wednesday, February 25, 2009

NEWS: Coppola Updates Tetro...

Over at the official website for Francis Ford Coppola's next film, Tetro, there is a new video blog from the set, in which he updates us on what exactly Tetro is and is about. There isn't much here, but seeing him talk about his 15 million dollar baby is exciting.

Here's the synopsis...

Tetro is the first “original screenplay” he’s written since The Conversation (not too shabby, that one). He then points the camera over to a new, unrelated script he’s writing. As we reported last year, Tetro follows two brothers, the titular eldest played by Gallo, the other by newbie Alden Ehrenreich, who endure “rivalries born out of creative differences passed down through generations of an artistic Italian immigrant family.” Also co-starring are Maribel Verdu (Pan’s Labryinth) as a love interest, and Carmen Maura (Volver) in a role originally intended for Javier Bardem, who not uncharacteristically dropped out. This is subject matter that Coppola knows like a glass of wine—referring to it as semi-autobiographical—and I get a damn good feeling about it. If only Michael V. Gazzo were alive to shout at Gallo about the good ol’ days.

Sounds good to me. What are your thoughts?

Go see something good!


  1. Could be pretty good. Youth Without Youth wasn't all that great, but it was Coppola's first film in ten years, so maybe with that under his belt this one will turn out a bit better.

  2. It was also made on his terms. It wasn't a big studio film, it was a small, intimate, indie, that he made the way he wanted to. With a guy as creative as Coppola, it was a much needed return to his realm. It seemed like he had maybe lost some passion, but it looks like he may be back.


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