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Francis Coppola's office burgled

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Washington, (ANI): Francis Ford Coppola"s Buenos Aires HQ was broken into by five armed burglars on Wednesday. The robbers subdued a collaborator of the filmmaker and stole a camera and computers, reports Variety. Coppola however, was not at the place at the time, but his computers had the script of his next production.

A spokeswoman for the director told media in the Argentine capital that a reward would be offered for the return of the script and "a lot of the creative work" on the computer. The thieves also took the backup copy of the contents. Coppola, in the meantime, is getting set to shoot the Argentine family saga "Tetro" early next year. Matt Dillon has been signed to star in the pic. Coppola, who also penned the screenplay, will produce through his American Zoetrope shingle. The plot revolves around an artistic immigrant family marred by fierce rivalries handed down through several generations.

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