The Oscar winner is developing a series adaptation of Edith Wharton’s novel “The Custom of the Country” for Apple TV +.
Sofia Coppola is developing a new Apple TV + programbased on Edith Wharton’s 1913novel “ Custom of the Country “, reports Variety . It will be Coppola’s first episodic TV series, as it has focused on films in the past.
” Custom of the Country ” is about Midwestern girl Undine Spragg, who moves to New York City with her family. Socially naive but handsome and ruthlessly ambitious, Undine marries the aspiring poet Ralph Marvell, from an old New York family. Undine works to integrate into New York society and is unhappy with her simple life with Ralph, eventually divorcing him, falling out of favor and moving to Paris where she does the same thing with another man.
Over the course of the novel, Undine strives endlessly for the sumptuous lifestyle he has always dreamed of, without worrying about who ruins the process.
“Undine Spragg is my favorite literary anti-heroine and I’m excited to bring her to the screen for the first time,” said Coppola in a statement. Coppola plans to write and direct the series.
Coppola is also working with Apple on the next film ” On the Rocks “, with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. In 2018 Apple partnered with A24, the film’s studio. Coppola is best known for her work on films such as ” Lost in Translation “, ” The Virgin Suicides ” and ” The Beguiled “.