Sofia Coppola to direct live action "The Little Mermaid"

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Sofia Coppola is in negotiations to direct “The Little Mermaid” for Working Title and Universal.

Caroline Thompson will rewrite the script with previous drafts penned by Kelly Marcel and Abi Morgan.

Not much is known about how this take will compare to previous versions of the Hans Christian Andersen novel, which followed a mermaid who wished to become human after falling in love with a man she saved from drowning.

Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.