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Confirmed: 'Secret Door' With Sofia Coppola & Kirsten Dunst Is A Hoax

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 25, 2011 6:21 AM
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Well, that was fun while it lasted. As you no doubt heard over the Easter weekend, the blogosphere lit up when a Twitter account supposedly belonging to Francis Ford Coppola's production company American Zoetrope tweeted, "Happy to announce that Kirsten Dunst has agreed to be in Sofia Coppola‘s new film ‘Secret Door’. Script is still being finished. Stay tuned!” Sounded too good to be true -- and indeed, that was the case.

Updated: Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst Won't Re-Team On New Project 'Secret Door'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 24, 2011 9:35 AM
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Update: Sorry, Coppola fans, looks like we've been had by a hoaxer. When we ran the story yesterday, the account looked genuine enough, but subsequent tweets were more suspicious, in particular 8 pages of script 'leaked' onto the account, 8 pages of some of the worst writing we've ever seen (Sample: "It was he, I pondered most of"). With the legitimacy looking increasingly fishy, we have now confirmed with Kirsten Dunst's reps that this project is indeed a hoax. We're not quite sure who has the goddamn time to write a script pretending to be Sofia Coppola, but there we go. Apologies.

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