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

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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