Chloe Grace Moretz

There’s a live action “The Little Mermaid” and it’s not a retelling of the Disney animated movie most will remember. Universal Studios and Working Title are working on the project, which will star Chloe Grace Moretz.

The actress let news slip herself on Twitter, writing, “Been waiting a long time to tell you guys !! #TheLittleMermaid going to be a beautiful experience! Can’t wait to show everyone my Mermaid!”

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According to Variety, Sofia Coppola was originally set to direct the movie, but left over creative differences. “Love, Actually” screenwriter Richard Curtis will pen the script based on the original story from Hans Christian Andersen.

The original tale is quite a bit darker than the Disney cartoon and includes the mermaid’s tongue being cut out and her eventual death. How close this live action version will follow that story remains to be seen.

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