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Chloe Grace Moretz to Star in Live-Action Little Mermaid Film

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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.

Sofia Coppola to Direct Live-Action The Little Mermaid

 

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Sofia Coppola, the director behind the fantastic movie Lost in Translation and The Virgin Suicides, is in negotiation to direct an upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid adaptation. The tale was famously a Disney animated film but was actually based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale. Joe Wright was previously looking to direct the live-action feature.

Andersen’s story, which follows a young mermaid who gives up her life in the sea for a human prince, was first published in 1837 and has been adapted numerous times for stage and screen. Wright’s version is inspired by a children’s puppet theatre production of the classic at London’s Little Angel Theatre Company.

Caroline Thompson is currently rewriting the project, which has previously been drafted by Fifty Shades of Grey and Saving Mr. Banks screenwriter Kelly Marcel and, before that Abi Morgan.

There is no word when the project will begin production or what stars Coppola is eyeing for the leading roles.