Sofia Coppola to Get Married in Italy

Famous director Sofia Coppola, of the famous Coppola family will tie the knot with rocker Thomas Mars this summer, as her rep confirmed recently.

The news is not entirely surprising, as the pair has known each other for over nine years; Coppola first met the lead singer for the French rock band Phoenix while producing the soundtrack for her first film “The Virgin Suicides” in 1999.  The two have also collaborated on “Lost in Translation,” the movie that won Coppola the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as “Marie Antoinette” and her latest movie “Somewhere.” 

In November of 2006 Coppola gave birth to her first child, daughter Rommy, and later confirmed that Mars was the father.  In 2009, mars himself announced that the director was pregnant with their first child, daughter Cosima, born in June of 2010.

The couple’s latest collaboration it seems, is the planning of their wedding, set for some time in the summer of 2011.  Although Coppola has spoken frequently of her love for Paris, the city she calls home, and has previously called it a film-makers dream, the couple is planning on tying the knot in Italy.

The wedding will be held in the Palazzo Margherita, a 19th-century villa owned by her family.  Her father, director Francis Ford Coppola most well-known for his Academy Award winning Godfather movies, has renovated and rebuilt the villa. 

This will be the second wedding for Coppola, who was previously married to fellow director Spike Jonze; after almost a decade of friendship the two married in 1999, but divorced in 2003.

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