Sofia Coppola directs Somewhere

Sofia Coppola checks into Chateau Marmont

Lost in Translation helmer Sofia Coppola will signed up to direct the Los Angeles-set “Somewhere”

The comedy drama will star Dakota Fanning as a daughter who pays a surprise visit to her Hollywood bad boy-type father, played by Stephen Dorff.

Coppola had to get special permission to film at LA hotel Chateau Marmont, and told Total Film that she has been yearning to “make an intimate story set in contemporary Los Angeles”.