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Phoenix´s Thomas Mars to Write Music for New Sofia Coppola Film

Okay, this goes to show how little I know about celebrity couples: I had no idea, until today, that Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars has a baby with Sofia Coppola. Not only are the couple collaborating on the raising of their daughter, Romy, but now Coppola has tapped Mars to pen original music for her upcoming film Somewhere, The Playlist reports.

Although I’ve had Phoenix’s amazing new album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix stuck on repeat all year, I’m not very familiar with their earlier work. It’s no surprise, then, that I never noticed the entire band’s cameo in Coppola’s last film, Marie Antoinette, where they serenade the title character with lutes.

Somewhere is slated for a 2010 release and stars Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, and Robert Schwartzman (Rooney frontman, brother to Coconut Records’ Jason Schwartzman, and cousin to Coppola).

Hey, now that Coppola is keeping her films scores in the family, she should call up Nicolas Cage’s son Weston. If she dares…