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Chloe Moretz is Working Title and Universal’s live-action Little Mermaid

November 8th, 2015 by Marc Comments


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With Disney continuing to bring their biggest movies to the big screen afresh as live-action outings, Variety are reporting that Working Title and Universal are getting in on the action with Hit-Girl herself, Chloe Moretz, has signed on as Ariel, The Little Mermaid.

And it seems that Love Actually’s Richard Curtis in talks to pen the script with Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing and Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger executive producing.

This version will most likely be based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, which follows a mermaid who wished to become human after falling in love with a man she saved from drowning, similar to Disney’s popular version.

“Earlier this year, director Sofia Coppola left the project after creative differences with the studios. Since the project is not yet dated, execs felt it was smarter to take one more pass at the script with a top-level writer in order to attract the type of talent they want for the project.

“Moretz had been the frontrunner for the role even while Coppola was still attached; some insiders point to Coppola’s unwillingness to go with a star like Moretz as her impetus for parting ways with the project. Following Coppola’s exit, the studio still wanted Moretz for the role but did not want to make it official until a writer was attached to pen the final pass at the script.”

We’ll keep you all up-to-date with info as and when we get it…

Source: Variety

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….