Script stolen from director Coppola’s home

  • 28 September 2007

Computers and camera equipment belonging to director Francis Ford Coppola – including the script for his new production – have been stolen by thieves in Argentina.

According to reports, five armed robbers raided the Oscar-winning director’s Buenos Aires home, which included the script and pre-production work for his new film Tetro.

The veteran filmmaker, known for cult movies Apocalypse Now and The Godfather trilogy, was not at home at the time but is said to be “very sad” about the incident.

His spokeswoman offered a reward for the return of the computer, which is vital to his work.

Filming for Tetro, which is about an Italian immigrant family in Buenos Aires starring Matt Damon, is due to start next February.

Meanwhile, Coppola’s first film in 10 years, Youth Without Youth, will have its world premiere at the Rome film festival next month.

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