• Diane Lane
  • Arnaud Viard
  • and Alec Baldwin




Eleanor Coppola's feature film directorial and screenwriting debut at the age of 81 stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane as a Hollywood producer's wife who unexpectedly takes a trip through France, which reawakens her sense of self and her joie de vivre. Anne (Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a journey of discovery involving mouthwatering meals, spectacular wines, and picturesque sights.


Journey from Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.



  • Anne Lockwood ~ Diane Lane
  • Jacques Clement ~ Arnaud Viard
  • Michael Lockwood ~ Alec Baldwin
  • Martine ~ Elise Tielrooy
  • Carole ~ Elodie Navarre
  • Mechanic ~ Serge Onteniente
  • Philippe ~ Pierre Cuq
  • Musée Des Tissus Guard ~ Cédric Monnet
  • Concierge ~ Aurore Clement
  • Suzanne ~ Davia Nelson
  • Alexandra ~ Eleanor Lambert



Diane Lane ~ Anne Lockwood

Diane Lane returns to the Coppola fold in Paris Can Wait, Eleanor Coppola's fiction-film debut, having previously made four films for Francis Ford Coppola. The Outsiders (1982) and Rumble Fish (1983) were based on the hugely successful S. E. Hinton novels. The Cotton Club (1984) was the first of three films with Richard Gere and she co-starred opposite Robin Williams in Jack (1996).

This fall, Lane will play 'Mme. Ranyevskaya' in The Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Cherry Orchard - also a homecoming of sorts because she previously appeared in Joseph Papp's 1977 revival of the play. That same year, she was in Lincoln Center's Agamemnon as well as the original production of Elizabeth Swados' musical, Runaways.

The legendary La Mama Experimental Theatre served to launch the six-year-old tot's career. Her most recent stage work includes Lincoln Center's The Mystery of Love and Sex by Bathsheba Doran, and the Tennessee Williams' classic, Sweet Bird of Youth, at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

Diane Lane made her film debut in A Little Romance, (1983) opposite Laurence Olivier. Just one year later she graced the cover of Time magazine and has since created an enduring cinema career, appearing in more than fifty features and numerous television productions. She received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Unfaithful (2002), opposite Richard Gere, along with best actress citations from the New York Film Critics Circle and National Society of Film Critics. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her work in A Walk on the Moon (1999), opposite Viggo Mortensen and enjoyed a SAG 'Best Ensemble' nomination as part of the cast of Trumbo in 2015.

She co-starred opposite superstars Robert Downey, Jr. in Chaplin (1992) and George Clooney in A Perfect Storm (2000). Her lengthy filmography also includes Under the Tuscan Sun (2003 - for which she was Golden Globe nominated), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Hollywoodland (2006) and the canine- themed films, My Dog Skip (2000) and Must Love Dogs (2005). In the sports drama, Secretariat (2010), her focus was on a horse which became a Triple Crown winner.

Lane has received two Emmy nominations for her television work - for the miniseries Lonesome Dove (1988) and for Cinema Verite (2011), for her portrayal of Pat Loud, matriarch of the first American family to be the subject of a reality television show.

In addition to Paris Can Wait, her most recent pictures are the Watergate-themed thriller, Felt, opposite Liam Neeson, and a return to the screen as 'Martha Kent' in Justice League, third in the sequel of Man of Steel (2013) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).

Born in New York City on January 22, 1965, Diane split her growing-up years between Manhattan and Georgia. Her mother, Colleen Leigh Farrington, was a nightclub singer and her father, Burton Lane, a drama teacher who also served as her manager when she was young. She has one child, Eleanor Lambert, who appears in Paris Can Wait as the character's daughter.


Alec Baldwin ~ Michael Lockwood

A versatile and charismatic star of stage, film and television, Alec Baldwin is equally effective in comedy or drama. He occasionally sings - a concert version of South Pacific in 2005 - and is a much-in-demand host of just about anything. In 2010, he co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Steve Martin and he has a standing invitation to host Saturday Night Live whenever his schedule permits. At present, he is delighting TV watchers as host of a revival of Match Game.

Above all, Baldwin is beloved for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock, the NBC sitcom which ran from 2006 to 2013. He won two Emmys, two Golden Globes and a record seven Screen Actors Guild awards for his work on the show. He is also well known as a political and animal rights activist who has speculated about running for elective office.

A born-and-bred New Yorker (April 3, 1958), Alec is the eldest son in a family of seven, which includes two sisters. Three younger brothers are also actors. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and also studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre; he is a member of the Actors Studio.

Baldwin's best-known films include The Hunt for Red October (1990), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), and a re-make of The Getaway (1994). As the new century began, he shifted toward character acting, appearing in Pearl Harbor (2001) as well as two Martin Scorsese pictures, The Aviator (204) and The Departed (2003) - all of them huge box office successes. The Cooler (2003) brought Oscar and Golden Globe nominations - and the Screen Actors Guild Award. Most recently he starred in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015). He and co-star Diane Lane previously worked together in a television version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Alec Baldwin has an adult daughter, Ireland, from his first marriage to actress Kim Basinger and a son and daughter with Hilaria Thomas.


Arnaud Viard ~ Jacques Clement

In Paris Can Wait, Arnaud Viard plays Jacques, a charming Frenchman who shows the rather staid wife of his business partner the time of her life. It is his English language film debut. The son of a surgeon in Dijon, Viard initially considered a career in business, working for extended periods in both New York and London. But he was so inspired by the Peter Weir film, Dead Poets Society (1989) that he impulsively decided to study drama at Cours Florent, a prestigious drama school in Paris. Since then he has juggled a multi-faceted career as an actor, writer and director while making commercials on the side.

Viard commenced the directorial side of his career with short films - La Fleur a la bouche (1996), Oui, d'apres Bourbon Busset (2001) and Haiku, Rose Victoria (2002. In 2004, he wrote and directed Clara et moi, a love story set in Paris which starred Julien Boisselier and Julie Gayet. It was not until 2015 that he made a second feature, appropriately titled, Arnaud fait son 2e film (Arnaud makes his second film). The subject: the trials and tribulations of a director making his second film!

In between his first two features, Viard starred in a TV show on TFI for eighteen months, giving him the highest visibility of his career to date. He also worked frequently as an actor, primarily on television. Most recently, he completed Carole Matthieu, a film starring Isabel Adjani, directed by Louis-Julien Petit.


Eleanor Coppola ~ Director, Writer, Producer

The daughter of a political cartoonist and home-maker, Eleanor Coppola attributes her love of the natural world to the environment in which she grew up, on Sunset Beach, an oceanfront community south of Los Angeles. The myriad patterns and moods created by light and shadow on sand and water, as framed by her home's front window, were important in the development of her aesthetic.

Eleanor's mother further enhanced her daughter's (paternal) visual inheritance by teaching her how to sew, and permitting her to experiment with a variety of textiles purchased from the local dime store. "I love the experience of making something with my hands and seeing a visual image emerge," she explains.

Born as Eleanor Neil in Long Beach, California in 1936, she graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in applied design. William Brice was among her teachers. She also studied with Sisters Corita Kent and Magdalene Mary during summer sessions at Immaculate Heart College (L.A.). Work as a freelance designer followed. She created fabric collages and stitchery murals for architectural installations, and began teaching design classes at UCLA - while also doing graduate studies.

Eleanor met her future husband, Francis Coppola, in 1962, while working on Dementia 13, the first feature film he wrote and directed. Their son, Gian-Carlo, was born the following year. Another son, Roman Francois, came along in 1965. The family re-located to San Francisco in 1969. Daughter Sofia was born two years later.

Family responsibilities made the practice of art ever more challenging. Ellie credits other women artists for support, inspiration and practical guidance. A book by feminist artist Judy Chicago, Through the Flower, was especially useful. Increasingly, she came to embrace the artistic possibilities of everyday life, allowing her to "do what I could, when I could," even as she fulfilled her role within her family. She developed a creative ethos, "the art of the everyday."

The artist became a documentary filmmaker by happenstance. While living in the Philippines during the making of Apocalypse Now (1976-77), she began shooting off-camera activity. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, which she shot and was co-directed by Fax Bahr and George Hickenlooper, was released in 1991 to great acclaim, winning an Emmy among other honors. She has since made behind- the- scenes documentaries on seven films directed by her family and, indeed, laughingly says she "probably holds the world's record" for such work. She has written two well-received books, Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now (1979) and Notes on a Life (2008). For some years, she designed costumes for ODC/Dance, a contemporary dance company centered in San Francisco. She created "Circle of Memory," an international installation, in memory of her late son, Gian-Carlo. She assists in management of the Inglenook Winery owned by her family.

Paris Can Wait is Eleanor Coppola's first fiction film.


Fred Roos ~ Producer

Oscar winning producer Fred Roos has worked his various talents on many of the most important and seminal films of the past 50 years, with a current and upcoming production schedule carrying forward his tradition of making great films and discovering great stars. The legendary motion pictures he helped shape include The Godfather trilogy, Star Wars and its descendants, Black Stallion, Lost In Translation, and The Conversation, while the future stars first recognized by his sharp eye and handed star-making roles by his casting acumen include Harrison Ford, Jack Nicholson, Nicolas Cage, Al Pacino, and Richard Dreyfuss.

First as a casting director, a skill that quickly made him legend, and then as producer, Fred Roos has worked with many of the film world's most gifted moviemakers and actors. His long-term collaboration with Francis Ford Coppola has brought him an Academy Award, for producing Best Picture winner The Godfather Part II. Also with Mr. Coppola, he was again a nominee for producing Apocalypse Now; co- produced two other Best Picture Oscar nominees, The Godfather Part III and The Conversation, the latter of which won the top prize, The Palme d'Or, at the Cannes International Film Festival; as did Apocalypse Now and executive-produced another Best Picture Oscar nominee, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation.

Among the other features directed by Francis Coppola on which Mr. Roos has been a producer are One from the Heart, The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, Gardens of Stone, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Life Without Zoe segment of New York Stories, Youth Without Youth, and the recent Tetro. Mr. Roos' producing credits also include Jack Nicholson's Drive, He Said; Carroll Ballard's The Black Stallion; Wim Wenders' Hammett; Barbet Schroeder's Barfly; Agnieszka Holland's The Secret Garden (1993); and Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides as co-producer as well as executive producer on Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, and The Bling Ring. He received a Cable ACE Award, as well as an Emmy Award nomination, as executive producer of the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.

Roos produced St. Vincent, released in 2015 with Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, and Chris O'Dowd. St. Vincent was nominated for two Golden Globes: Best Picture and Bill Murray for Best Actor. Naomi Watts was nominated for a SAG award for Best Supporting actress.

Roos currently is Executive producing Music, War and Love (directed by Martha Coolidge) which is in post-production, The Beguiled (directed by Sofia Coppola, starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Wonderwell which is shooting in Italy, starring Carrie Fisher and Rita Ora. Scheduled for filming in 2017 are: The Black Stallion in China, Fairyland and Making Babies.

Before he began producing films, Mr. Roos had a notable career as a casting director, on such films as Richard Lester's Petulia; Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point; George Cukor's Travels with My Aunt; John Huston's Fat City; Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces and The King of Marvin Gardens; Francis Coppola's The Godfather; and George Lucas' American Graffiti and Star Wars, as casting consultant on the latter, each of those films catapulting a half-dozen stars into Hollywood's most-wanted list of talents.


Crystel Fournier ~ Director of Photography

Crystel Fournier's credits as DOP stretch back to the early 2000s. Emmanuelle Bercot's Clément, Delphine Gleize's Carnages were the two early notable ones. Came after Fabienne Godet's MY Greatest Escape and A PLACE TO BE, Alain Gomis' Tey or Ognjen Svilicic's These Are The Rules . She started to work with Celine Sciamma in 2007 for the shooting of Water Lilies. Their collaboration kept on with TOMBOY in 2011 and Girlhood in 2013. She made in 2015 her first American movie with Paris Can Wait the fiction feature film from Eleanor Coppola. She worked in 2016 with the Italian director Suzanna Nicchiarelli on NICO, 1988 a biopic about the singer Nico who began her career with the Velvet Underground.


Glen Scantlebury ~ Editor

Glen is a film editor, who has worked on a number of studio feature films including Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather III, & Bram Stoker's Dracula, Michael Bay's The Rock, Armageddon & Transformers, Simon West's Conair, The General's Daughter & Tomb Raider, John Dahl's Joyride, D.J. Caruso's drama Two For The Money, starring Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. He has also cut Independent films for Jim Sheridan, Dream House , Gia Coppola, Palo Alto, Eleanor Coppola, Paris Can Wait, Kimberly Peirce's Carrie, Papa: Hemingway In Cuba for Bob Yari Films, Pele for Jeff & Michael Zimbalist and currently has finished up working for James Cox on The Billionaire's Boy's Club. Glen has also cut documentaries by Werner Herzog and Neil Young, and was an additional editor on Montage Of Heck, the Kurt Cobain story.

Together with his wife, Lucy Phillips, he has written and directed four independent films. In 2008 he shot and edited a documentary directed by Lucy Phillips on the ongoing reconciliation of war torn Sierra Leone.

The first feature Glen ever cut was Tom Wait's 1988 Concert film Big Time. As a small footnote in the history of editing, it was the first film to be completely cut digitally on a computer and then conformed on film for theatrical release.


Laura Karpman ~ Music

Four-time Emmy award winning and composer of the Grammy award winning album, Ask Your Mama, Laura Karpman maintains a vibrant career in film, television, videogame, concert and theater music. Her distinguished credits include the hit series Underground which debuted last year, where she collaborated with Raphael Saadiq and John Legend. Additionally, she has worked on Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity, Spielberg's miniseries Taken, the Showtime series Odyssey 5 and Masters Of Science Fiction (both Emmy-nominated). She has received two GANG awards and an additional nomination for her videogame music which has been performed by orchestras internationally. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Karpman collaborated with soprano Jessye Norman and The Roots on Ask Your Mama, a multimedia opera on a text by Langston Hughes, which received its sold out premiere at Carnegie Hall in March 2009, and its West Coast premiere at The Hollywood Bowl and was revived at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The recording received 3 Grammy nominations and won two Grammys. Last summer Wilde Tales premiere, a children's opera commissioned by the Glimmerglass Festival. She has been awarded a grant from Opera America to develop an opera with NY Times columnist Gail Collins called Balls! based on the match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. She has served as an advisor for the Sundance Film Scoring Lab and on the Music Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She is the newly elected governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Music Branch. She is proud to be the founding President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers. For Sundance 2017 she teamed up again with Raphael Saadiq to score STEP.


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

Located on the French Riviera, the seaside resort city of CANNES was once a small fishing village and has since become a destination associated with luxury and glamour. Each May the city hosts the annual Cannes Film Festival kicking off the summer resort season that fills the city. Summer vacationers flock from all over Europe, some stopping in for a cruise ship day excursion and while others dock their Luxury yachts at one of the cities two ports and hold court for the season. Take-in the scene with a stroll between the ports down the Promenade de la Croisette which separates the harbor's sandy beach from the seafront Luxury hotels and shops. Local cuisine embraces fresh seafood and pairs perfectly with a glass of Rosé from the nearby vineyards of Provence.


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

SAINTE-VICTOIRE MOUNTAIN is a major landmark of the Aix-en-Provence region famous for its stunning landscape and views. The post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne grew up in a village beneath the mountain and drew inspiration for his work from the surrounding landscape. By the end of his career he had painted over sixty versions of the mountain which many refer to as his muse.

RD973Y (between Cadenet & Lauris) - 84160 Cadenet


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

The stunning PONT DU GARD aqueduct is one of the world's best-preserved examples of ancient Roman architecture. Remarkable for its beauty and advanced engineering the aqueduct is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

La Begude - 400 route du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers Pont du Gard


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

Located south of Lyon along the river Rhône, the town of VIENNE was once a major center of the Roman Empire and is now a modern-day food tourism destination. Tourists gather for the annual jazz festival held in the town's ancient Roman theater enjoying the music and the cities rich history. Tourists can view the Roman Pyramid of Vienne which marks what was once the center of the Roman "circus maximus," where racing took place. Archeologists believe that the circus maximus of Vienne once fit between fifteen thousand to twenty thousand spectators.


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

The city of LYON is located on the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers in central-eastern France. Originally a Roman military colony, the city prospered as an intellectual center during the Renaissance and grew a thriving textile industry at one time becoming the silk-manufacturing capital of Europe. Lyon continues to be an intellectual and cultural center dedicated to celebrating their local cuisine and heritage.


Brothers Louis and Auguste Lumière created the first movie camera, which they named the Cinematograph, and are considered to be the fathers of cinema. The Institut Lumière is located in the Lumière family home and celebrates their work, showcasing their early films and their many inventions spanning a variety of fields including sound, mechanics, and medicine.

25 Rue du Premier Film BP 8051 - 69352 Lyon Cedex 08


Lyon's first covered market dates back to 1851, marking the city's long appreciation for regional cuisine. In 1971, the three-story Halles de Lyon covered market opened, and in 2004 a renovation unveiled a new design for the market, which was renamed the Halles of Lyon: Paul Bocuse, in honor of the world-renowned chef Bocuse.

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse - 102 Cour Lafayette 69003 Lyon


Daniel et Denise - 156 rue de Crequi 69003 Lyon


The Musee De Tissus Museum of Decorative Arts has one of the largest collections of textiles in the world. Founded in 1856, the museum's collection covers over 4,000 years of textiles and techniques from all areas of the world, with a special emphasis on Lyon's own silk-making history.

34 Rue de la Charite, 69002 Lyon


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

Known as the resting place of the relics of Saint Mary Magdalene, the VÉZELAY BASILICA is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a holy destination for Christian worshipers and pilgrims throughout its history. In the 11th century it served as a departure point for pilgrims leaving for the Crusades. The Basilica is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture and home to beautiful works of art.

Basilique de Vezelay - 89450 Vezelay


From Cannes to Paris, with some stops along the way.

Located in France along the Seine river, PARIS is the national capital and largest city in the country. Paris has long been an intellectual and cultural center for Europe with an unwavering appreciation for French cuisine and wine. Artists have been drawn to the city throughout history for its culture, beautiful architecture, and stunning gardens. In Paris, visitors will find some of the world's top museums including the Louvre, National Museum of Modern Art in the Pompidou Centre, the d'Orsay Museum of 19th-century art and civilization, and the science museum at La Villette. Paris is home to some of the world's finest restaurants, but travelers can also find delight in a stroll along the seine and stopping at a street vendor or one of many small cafes for a glass of wine, a fresh baguette with classic cheese and ham du Bayonne.