Skip Nav


Coppola won an Academy Award for 2003's Lost in Translation, and the themes of loneliness and insomnia play a big part in the film. Movie star Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and recent college graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) strike up a friendship in a hotel bar in Tokyo and bond over their general feelings of abandonment and isolation.

The mermaid herself is inherently lonely, even though she has a loving father, grandmother, and five sisters. She is obsessed with swimming to the ocean's surface, falling in love, and becoming a human with an eternal soul. With her keen way of combining frailty and courage, Coppola will likely put a gloomier spin on the mermaid's personality in order to stay true to the short story.

Read More Lost In TranslationThe Little MermaidMoviesScarlett JohanssonSofia Coppola
Award season continues with the SAG Awards! Check out our event coverage!