Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray reunite on screen after 16 years

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Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 10:35AM

Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite 16 years after the Oscar-winning "Lost in Translation" in the splashiest feature film yet announced by Apple.

A24 said Tuesday that Coppola's "On the Rocks" will be the indie studio's first project under its joint deal with Apple, which is pushing into original content.

The New York-set film stars Rashida Jones as a young mother who reconnects with her larger-than-life father, to be played by Murray.

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola during An Evening With Bill Murray at BAM at Brooklyn Academy of Music Screening Hall in New York City, New York, United States. Photo / Getty

"Lost in Translation" earned Coppola an Oscar for best screenplay and numerous nominations including Murray for best actor. Coppola also directed Murray in the Netflix holiday special "A Very Murray Christmas."

Apple and A24, the boutique studio behind films like "Moonlight" and "Lady Bird," last November signed a multiyear production deal. Neither company has yet said if their films together with have traditional theatrical releases or debut directly on Apple's planned streaming platform.

Rashida Jones. Photo / Getty

The iPhone-maker has previously acquired two documentaries: "The Elephant Queen" and "Wolfwakers."

Production on "On the Rocks," which Coppola also wrote, will begin this spring in New York.