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Getting The Coppola Treatment

Word is that hottie Isabel Lucas is hoping to snag a role in the film thats got Hollywood buzzing.

Isabel Lucas has emerged as a frontrunner in a list of impossibly gorgeous twentysomethings auditioning for director Sofia Coppola for roles in her new film Somewhere.

Sofia has an uncanny knack for discovering new talent – she cast the then barely known Scarlett Johansson in her 2003 Oscar-winning movie Lost in Translation. And Isabel, 24, is hoping a part in Somewhere could do the same for her profile. Industry insiders say the actress met Sofia last week and is keen to take part.

Somewhere, also written by Sofia, is about a hard-living Hollywood actor who re-examines his life after a visit from his 11-year-old daughter. Stephen Dorff has been cast as the father and Elle Fanning as his daughter, with filming expected to begin in July. It’s a family affair, produced by Sofia’s father Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope film studios, and will mark the producing debut of her brother Roman.

Isabel, who starred for three years in Home and Away, quit the show in 2006 and has since been pursuing a career in Hollywood. She stars in the new Transformers sequel and has already become a gossip column favourite.

Isabel Lucas Back from LA Heights

Her days at Summer Bay are long gone, but former Home and Away starlet Isabel Lucas was a surprise guest at both Channel Seven and Nine’s Logies’ after-parties.

Reportedly arriving at the Seven soiree with Getaway hunk Jason Dundas, the Transformers actress later showed up at Nine’s party at the Crown Casino.

Barely noticed by her fellow Logies revellers, the boho babe slipped in wearing very casual attire, which included black trousers and little boots.

While she was also seen chatting with Dean Geyer and thought to be dating Joel Edgerton, it is not known why Lucas has returned from her LA base.