Classic sayings have that status for a reason. Take ‘be careful what you wish for.’ Just a few days ago we found that Roman Coppola‘s new film, the existence of which was teased by his sister Sofia Coppola many months ago, is a picture called A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III. (Or A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III — there’s a bit of confusion on the Charles/Charlie aspect.)

No info outside the title was available, and naturally we wanted to know more. Now we do: Charlie Swan will be played by Charlie Sheen, in his first major film role since the very public meltdown that turned his life into a meme. So how about it, Coppola fans and Sheen detractors? Does this info change things for you? I know I’m wrestling with it. Read More »

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Briefly: It’s been nine months since we heard anything about the new film that Roman Coppola is reportedly putting together. He’s been busy working on music videos and collaborating on features, often directing second unit, with sister Sofia Coppola, father Francis and friend Wes Anderson. But it has been just over ten years since Coppola’s one feature directorial effort, CQ. (A film that holds up quite well on repeat viewings.) So we’re ready to see something new from the guy.

Last year Sofia Coppola said her brother was working on something new, but she offered no details, and reps for Roman Coppola were not forthcoming with more info. Now we’ve learned that the title of the film is A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III. The Playlist dug up the info on the website of Roger Neil, who scored Mike Mills’ wonderful film Beginners. (He did some work on CQ as well.) There’s no more info about the new Coppola film — no plot, not even a genre — but at this point I’ll take this very minor update.

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