Chloe Grace Moretz is set to play Ariel in the upcoming live action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” according to a report from Variety. The film will be based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale that follows a mermaid who wishes to become human after falling in love with the man she rescued at sea.
The film is set to be written by Richard Curtis with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing. Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will executive produce and Exec VP of Production Erik Baiers and creative executive Chloe Yellin will oversee the project for Universal.
It was originally helmed by the amazing Sofia Coppola before she dropped out earlier this year due to creative differences with the studios.
This film staring Moretz should not be confused with a competing picture staring Rosie Mac whioch is set to be release in 2016. Mac currently works Emilia Clarke’s “Game of Thrones” body double.
Moretz, who can be next seen in the 2016 film The 5th Wave, is currently filming Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. The Seth Rogen comedy in which Moretz could play a potential sorority girl, is set to be released May 20, 2016.
There is currently no potential release date for the Moretz “Little Mermaid” picture or a time frame for production.