Live Action Feature ‘ The Little Mermaid’
Chloë Moretz set to star in live action feature of The Little Mermaid
The 18-year-old was announced on Friday as the titular role in a live action feature film of The Little Mermaid, according to Variety.
The actress shared her excitement with Instagram followers, captioning a shot breaking the news: ‘Here it is !! I’ve been waiting months to tell everyone how excited I am to take on this beautiful journey with Working Title, Universal, and a beautiful script by Richard Curtis.. #TheLittleMermaid !!!! Here we go!!!’
The film is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale – rather than the Disney film – which is about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul.
The writer of Notting Hill and Love Actually – Richard Curtis – is reported by Variety to be in talks to pen the script – which suggests that the film will be both heartwarming and humorous.
According to Variety, original director Sofia Coppola departed the project earlier this year after creative differences with the studio, which temporarily stalled its development.
The Carrie actress was spotted filming scenes for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Her character’s rebellious look and seemingly crazy antics are no doubt a contrast to the innocent childrens’ tale.
Lead role: The film is based on the Hans Christian Anderson fairy-tale (illustrated) – rather than the Disney film – which is about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul
Source: Dailymail/ Variety
I hope she does this justice.. it is my favorite Disney film.. the original story is a lot more emotional and sad though!.. so we shall see :S