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Sofia Coppola In Talks To Direct Live-Action Version Of 'The Little Mermaid'

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Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct the live-action version of "The Little Mermaid" (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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If The Little Mermaid has a hint of The Bling Ring in it, we're okay with that. Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to helm the director seat in the live-action rendition of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Little Mermaid. (You can let your inner squeal out now.)

Deadline broke this film news and also added that Caroline Thompson, who wrote the Edward Scissorhands script will be penning this rewrite (which has had other drafts written by Fifty Shades Of Grey's Kelly Marcel and Shame's Abi Morgan).

The original story (and made into a Disney classic) follow the story of a mermaid who makes a risky move in a deal-with-the-devil sort of way to become human after falling in love with a man.