Sofia Coppola in Talks to Direct ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Movie

By Maryann Yin Comment

sofiaAcademy Award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola (pictured, via) may direct a live-action movie of The Little Mermaid. The screenplay is based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

Here’s more from Deadline: “Caroline Thompson of Edward Scissorhands fame is rewriting the script, about the mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land after she falls in love. Previous drafts were done by Fifty Shades Of Grey scribe Kelly Marcel and Shame scribe Abi Morgan, and Joe Wright was at one time eyeing this to direct.”

No release date has been announced yet, but the movie studio’s “intention is to move quickly.” In the past, The Little Mermaid has inspired numerous adaptation projects including operas, ballets, and Disney’s hit 1989 animated film. Who would you cast in the lead role?