Sofia Coppola to Direct Universal and Working Title’s ‘Little Mermaid’

Sofia Coppola Little Mermaid
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Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct “The Little Mermaid” for Working Title and Universal.

Caroline Thompson will rewrite the script with previous drafts penned by Kelly Marcel and Abi Morgan.

Not much is known about how this take will compare to previous versions of the Hans Christian Andersen novel, which followed a mermaid who wished to become human after falling in love with a man she saved from drowning.

Coppola is repped by ICM Partners and most recently helmed “The Bling Ring.”

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.

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  1. harry says:

    this was done 30 years ago, it was called splash.

  2. Sofia’s best friend control-freak designer Marc Jacobs cruelly tortures a Hungarian girl. He’s been terrorizing and stalking her since she was 16. Jacobs and Sofia copied her ideas for many ad campaigns and commercials. Read the truth with evidence at: http://goo.gl/Ln4pSO

    • vlakia says:

      yeah its really copying ideas when someone puts flowers in a handbag..I guess that means the girl copied sound of music? which copied something else probably a million years ago? its like OH HEY! IM BREATHING AIR AND NOW YOU ARE!?!?STOP THAT, I THOUGHT OF IT FIRST! rofl!

  3. Angie says:

    so this is why the Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson rumors started. They should star in it together! Fantastic chemistry.

    • Lea says:

      Oh god, please no. Pick some talented lowkey Brit TV actress please.

      • Belle says:

        But why British? If anything the Little Mermaid should be Hawaiian or from the Caribbean. Thats where I would assume a mermaid would be from.

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