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‘Moonrise Kingdom’ another Coppola family get-together

By Laurie Bennett

July 6, 2012 at 10:33am

Although the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” was written and directed by Wes Anderson, it’s also a Coppola project.

Roman Coppola, son of the famed director Francis Ford Coppola, was a screenwriter. His cousin, Jason Schwartzman, acts in the film. In fact, his character is known as “Cousin Ben.”

Schwartzman is the son of Talia Shire, sister of Francis, probably best known for her portrayal of Adrian in the 1976 movie “Rockie.” She also played Michael Corleone’s sister, Connie, in the three Godfather films directed by her real-life brother.

Jason Schwartzman
Jason Schwartzman

Francis Ford Coppola also gave his daughter Sofia roles in all three films. She, too, has found a career in directing and producing, with credits including the 2003 movie, “Lost in Translation.”

And then, of course, there’s Nicolas Cage, son of Francis Ford Coppola’s late brother, August. Cage has starred in several Coppola-directed films, including “Rumble Fish,” “Peggy Sue Got Married” and “The Cotton Club.”

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