It's been three long years since we've gotten a new film from Sofia Coppola. Her last was the Civil War-set erotic thriller The Beguiled, a remake of the Clint Eastwood film. It was a welcome change of pace after the self-absorbed Angelenos of Somewhere and The Bling Ring. She's changing things up again with her newest effort On the Rocks.
Set in New York City, it's the story of Laura (Rashida Jones), a mom with two kids who begins to suspect her husband (Marlon Wayans) might be having an affair. So she turns to her wealthy father (Bill Murray), who's no stranger to infidelity himself. Will their suspicion and reconnection cost Laura her marriage? Whatever happens, it will be a funny but sad journey, the kind Coppola excels at. This also means we'll be getting new music from Phoenix. Whether it will just be a score or a full-on companion album remains to be seen, but as a big fan of that band, it's just another reason to be excited for this project.
On the Rocks will premiere at the New York Film Festival on September 22. It will then have a limited theatrical release on October 2 and hit AppleTV+ on October 23.