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Sofia Coppola Getting Married in Great Grandfather's Hometown

She will wed Thomas Mars, the lead singer of French rock band Phoenix.
Sofia Coppola
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Filmmaker Sofia Coppola will marry in Italy on Saturday in the remote town of Bernalda where her great grandfather was born, according to the Associated Press.

Coppola, who has directed Lost in Translation and most recently Somewhere, wed lead singer of French rock band Phoenix, Thomas Mars, who is also the father of their two young children. The ceremony took place in the garden of a palazzo that her father, director Francis Ford Coppola, renovated in the town's center, mayor Leonardo Chiruzzi said. The family plans to turn it into a luxury hotel, a 12-room Palazzo Margherita.

Bernalda was home to the elder Coppola's grandfather Agostino; he emigrated to the U.S. in the beginning of the 20th century.

Lost in Translation, the 2003 film starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson, brought Sofia Coppola's first Academy Award for an original screenplay. She was also the third woman ever to be nominated for directing.

This marks Coppola's second marriage. She was previously married to director Spike Jonze, with whom she divorced in 2003.