Sofia Coppola sta scrivendo assieme a Andrew Durham l’adattamento del romanzo autobiografico Fairyland di Alysia Abbott, ambientato a San Francisco a cavallo tra i ’70 e gli ’80.
Roman Coppola coprodurrà il film con la sorella, per la American Zoetrope.
Il romanzo è un racconto di formazione, una storia vera che coinvolge una giovane ragazza ed il padre, negli anni della crisi dell’AIDS.
After his wife dies in a car accident, bisexual writer and activist Steve Abbott moves in with his two-year-old daughter to San Francisco. There they discover a city in the midst of revolution, bustling with gay men in search of liberation—few of whom are raising a child.
Steve throws himself into San Francisco’s vibrant cultural scene. He takes Alysia to raucous parties, pushes her in front of the microphone at poetry readings, and introduces her to a world of artists, thinkers, and writers. But the pair live like nomads, moving from apartment to apartment, with a revolving cast of roommates and little structure. As a child Alysia views her father as a loving playmate who can transform the ordinary into magic, but as she gets older Alysia wants more than anything to fit in. The world, she learns, is hostile to difference.
In Alysia’s teens, Steve’s friends—several of whom she has befriended—fall ill as AIDS starts its rampage through their community. While Alysia is studying in New York and then in France, her father tells her it’s time to come home; he’s sick with AIDS. Alysia must choose whether to take on the responsibility of caring for her father or continue the independent life she has worked so hard to create.