Sofia Coppola to Adapt Gay-Themed Memoir ‘Fairyland’


Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, is headed to the big screen with Sofia and Roman Coppola producing and Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham co-writing the screenplay, ScreenDaily reports:

Sofia Coppola and Roman Coppola will produce the film. Sofia Coppola and Andrew Durham will co-write the screenplay.

Fairyland is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s cultural scene in the 1970s and ’80s, both before and after the AIDS epidemic. Abbott’s father, the poet and gay activist Steve Abbott, would later die of AIDS.

Said Coppola:

"It’s a sweet and unique love story of a girl and her dad, both growing up together in 1970’s San Francisco. I think it will make an engaging and touching movie on a subject I’ve never seen before."

Our book critic Garth Greenwell agreed. Check out his review of the book HERE if you missed it.