EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist boards Eleanor Coppola road-movie.

Diane Lane, Yvan Attal and Nicolas Cage are to star in Bonjour Anne, the narrative feature debut of Eleanor Coppola (Hearts Of Darkness), which UK outfit Protagonist Pictures has boarded ahead of the EFM.

The comic road movie follows a neglected movie producer’s wife whose life is forever changed by a two-day drive through France with her husband’s French business partner. 

St. Vincent producer and long-time American Zoetrope collaborator Fred Roos produces alongside Francis Ford Coppola’s company. ICM handles US rights.

Shoot is due to get underway in May.

Eleanor Coppola, wife of Francis, was nominated for an Emmy award for her 1991 documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse, which chronicles the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of her husband’s iconic Vietnam war film Apocalypse Now.

Roos, co-producer on Apocalypse Now, The Conversation and The Godfather Part II, also executive-produced Hearts of Darkness.