The news comes ahead of an expected announcement about the launch of Apple’s own streaming service, widely thought to be arriving in 2019. To prepare for the new service, it’s predicted that Apple is spending up to £1 billion on original content.
The tech giant has already announced plans to work on TV shows with Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steven Spielberg.
On The Rocks will be co-produced with A24, the film company that Coppola previously worked with on 2013 movie The Bling Ring, as part of a string of work that Apple has signed on to make with the company.
Lost in Translation famously won Coppola an Oscar back in 2004, for Best Original Screenplay, so no doubt Apple will be hoping to recreate some of that cinematic magic by pairing the director with Bill Murray once again.