Rebecca Thomas Up For “Little Mermaid”

Rebecca Thomas is in early talks to direct the live-action film adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” at Universal Pictures and Working Title.

Chloe Grace Moretz is in talks for the title role in the film which originally had Sofia Coppola set to helm, but she dropped out of the project back in June due to “creative differences”.

Thomas is also slated to helm “Looking for Alaska” at Paramount. Richard Curtis is scripting while Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing.

Source: Deadline