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Sofia Coppola in Talks to Direct The Little Mermaid

Coppola poses at the premiere of "The Bling Ring" at the Director's Guild of America (DGA) theatre in Los Angeles
Reuters Sofia Coppola at the premiere of The Bling Ring, her latest film.

The Lost In Translation director appears likely to shoot the live-action adaptation of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 fairy tale, which later became a Disney classic, and "the intention is to move quickly"

Sofia Coppola, director of Lost In Translation, The Bling Ring and Marie Antoinette, is in talks with Universal and Working Title to direct a live-action adoption of The Little Mermaid, Deadline reports.

Caroline Thompson, who wrote Edward Scissorhands and The Corpse Bride, is currently rewriting the script, which is based on the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale from 1837. The story was animated by Disney in 1989. Previous drafts of the script were attempted by Fifty Shades Of Grey author Kelly Marcel and Shame writer Abi Morgan.

According to Deadline, “the intention is to move quickly.”

[Deadline]

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