Famed Oscar winning director Francis Ford Coppola thought he’d made an offer that wouldn’t be refused. He was wrong.
Coppola and director daughter Sofia Coppola wanted to eat at their favorite Italian restaurant near Cannes last night. They showed up at Michelangelo in Antibes. And were turned away.
Apparently the Coppolas don’t read this column. If they had, they’d have known that Universal Pictures was throwing a private dinner for the cast of Ridley Scott’s “Robin Hood.”
Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, and producer Brian Grazer were already showing up at the hot eatery when Coppola called to say he was coming. But “The Godfather” was told to come another night.
I hope the owner doesn’t wind up with a fish head in his bed tomorrow.
But that’s the way it is in Cannes as the 2010 festival revs up and A listers of all magnitudes start arriving and needing attention.