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Sofia Coppola working on Fairyland adaptation

Sofia Coppola is set to co-write the screenplay for Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father, an adaptation of Alysia Abbot's story about her father, Steve Abbott, a widowed poet and gay activist, who died from AIDS.

The 42-year-old Bling Ring filmmaker will team up with Andrew Durham to pen the script for the film version of Abbott's memoir.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Coppola said: ''I love the book Fairyland - it's a sweet and unique love story of a girl and her dad, both growing up together in 1970s San Francisco. I think it will make an engaging and touching movie on a subject I've never seen before.''

Alysia added: ''I'm delighted that Sofia Coppola and Zoetrope are going to create the film version of Fairyland.

''Sofia's understanding of the feminine perspective and the artistic vision that she shares with Andrew Durham make them ideal partners to make this movie. I could not be happier.''

The book was published by W. W. Norton & Co last June.

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