Pontius Joins Coppola’s “Somewhere”

“Jackass” member Chris Pontius has joined the cast of Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere”

Pontius will play Sammy, best friend of a decadent, bad-boy actor (Stephen Dorff) living at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood who begins to re-examine his life after a surprise visit from his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning).

Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “Marie Antoinette”) wrote the script and will both produce and direct. Pontius has also had roles in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” and “What We Do Is Secret.”