‘Megalopolis’: Francis Ford Coppola's Challenges in Distribution

April 09, 2024

The event: The grand unveiling of Megalopolis, the self-funded epic from legendary The Godfather trilogy director Francis Ford Coppola, to the titans of the film industry. Two of the film’s stars — Shia LaBeouf and Coppola’s sister, Talia Shire — were also on hand. Coppola, 84, has said no decisions will be made regarding a festival bow until a distribution plan is put in place. Imax is likely to give the film some support if it gets distribution, sources close to the project say. “I liked it enormously,” says one specialty label founder, who describes Megalopolis as a “very big film” that “has a real life.