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'The Beguiled' Director Sofia Coppola's Dad Francis Ford Coppola Doesn't Like Remakes

'The Beguiled' Director Sofia Coppola's Dad Francis Ford Coppola Doesn't Like Remakes

Sofia Coppola is the director of the new movie The Beguiled, but if it was up to her dad Francis Ford Coppola, the movie probably would never have been made.

The 46-year-old filmmaker just revealed that her father, the legendary director of The Godfather, does not like remakes.

Sofia adapted the screenplay for her movie from the 1971 film The Beguiled, starring Clint Eastwood.

“I always remember my dad saying, ‘No one makes a remake unless they are trying to make money; there is no reason for it.’ It was not an honorable thing to do,” Sofia told the Washington Post. “Anne Ross, my friend the production designer, she saw [the original] and she was the one who said, ‘I think you need to make a new version of that.’ Then I watched it, and it stayed in my mind. It was so weird.”

The Beguiled, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, is in theaters now!

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  • 1urbanfan27

    I agree with her Dad…Most remakes NEVER come close to the original…I have seen a couple of remakes that were decent…But some movies are iconic…And can’t be redone…

  • TaraTeller

    She should listen to her father.

  • alex

    I can’t wait to see this film because I love the SOFIA COPPOLA’S STYLE!SHE ‘S AMAZING!