Are you ready to go under the sea? New reports hint that famed director Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct the live action version of “The Little Mermaid”. The latest installment is being rewritten by Caroline Thompson (“Edward Scissorhands”) and focuses on a mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land with her true love. The film will be a departure for Coppola, who tends to focus on more adult themes. “The Bling Ring” was Coppola’s last turn as director. It is also rumored that Emma Watson (“Harry Potter” & “Bling Ring”) is the front runner to play the lead role of Ariel.
Stay tuned for casting updates on “The Little Mermaid”. ClaimFame wants you to be where the people are when production gets underway.