‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ MOVIE IS FINALLY ON BOARD WITH A NEW DIRECTOR
Who does not love a Disney movie? And if it includes a Disney princess then that’s a bonus. “The Little Mermaid” reminds us of a sheer nostalgia of our childhood and the endless fascinations regarding it. Those who are absolutely bonkers about the long haired, fish tailed Disney princess, good news for them that Universal Studios has at last found a suitable director for the movie adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”
After almost six months of the previous director, Sophia Coppola’s exit, they production house snagged another extremely talented filmmaker, Rebecca Thomas, and they also made a final word with the actress Chloe Grace Moretz, for the leading role.
Rebecca Thomas is now associated with a few other projects which includes the movie adaptation of “Looking for Alaska’ by John Green. The script of “The Little Mermaid” is being penned by Richard Curtis, who previously done an amazing job in “Love Actually.”
It’s been quite a long time since the ideas of the film is being speculated in the Universal Studios. Initially, it was a project for Joe Wright, from the “Pride and Prejudice” fame. Sophia Coppola was the in charge of the direction for a year or so. According to Collider, she decided for a peaceful exit because of the differences with the studios she was facing. Now Rebecca Thomas is giving the dreamscape a real platform, and “The Little Mermaid” is finally on board.
Chloe Grace Moretz recently proved her astounding acting skills in the remake of “Carrie,” an adaptation of the Stephen King novel, and a heart wrenching drama called “If I stay.” Her next project includes “Neighbours 2” opposite Zac Efron and Seth Rogen and “The Fifth Wave,” a post apocalyptic thriller.
As per ET, The 18 years old beautiful actress is happy, would be an understatement. In November she tweeted to her fans, “Been waiting a long time to tell you guys!! #TheLittleMermaid going to be a beautiful experience! Can’t wait to show everyone my mermaid!”
However, the project is still in a bit of a confusion regarding the leading lady, as most of the people in the direction wanted Elle Fanning to do it. But good news is, at least they are taking an initiative to make the movie happen. So kudos to Rebecca Thomas!
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