Thieves steal new Francis Ford Coppola script
(news.bbc.co.uk ) - Thieves in Argentina have stolen a computer from US film director Francis Ford Coppola, which contained the script for his new production.
It was reported that five armed robbers raided Coppola's house in a wealthy neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, and took computers and camera equipment.
Saved on one of the computers was the script and pre-production work for his forthcoming film, Tetro.
The Oscar-winning Godfather director was not home at the time.
However, the raiders hit and threatened a person who was in the house, in the fashionable Palermo neighbourhood.
A spokeswoman for Coppola offered a reward for the return of the computer, which she said was vital to him and his work.
Tetro, which will star Matt Damon, is about the rivalries over the generations in an artistic Italian immigrant family to Buenos Aires.
Filming is due to start next February.
Five-time Oscar winner Coppola is reported to be "very sad".
The maker of the Godfather trilogy and Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now, has been living in Buenos Aires for several months, learning Spanish and working on his next film.
He is occasionally seen in public attending football matches.
But he is not the first high-profile American to fall victim to Buenos Aires' thieves.
US President George W Bush's daughter Barbara had her handbag and mobile phone stolen last year, despite the protection of US Secret Service agents.