Kelly Marcel is making a deal to pen a re-write of Joe Wright’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fable “The Little Mermaid”.
Marcel scored acclaim for her script “Saving Mr. Banks” about the gestation of “Mary Poppins”. She’s also at work adapting E.L. James’ best-selling S&M love story “50 Shades Of Grey.”
Abi Morgan (“Shame”) previously worked on the script. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce.