ByMichelle Siouty, writer at

It's been more than a couple years since Sofia Coppola's The Little Mermaid has been trying to get on its feet—or should I say fin—with nothing concrete in sight.

Finally Sofia Coppola left the project this past summer due to creative differences, but Universal has yet to let go of the dream. This time, the studio has finally secured their lead actress, which means this film might actually gain some traction.

Sofia Coppola
Sofia Coppola

According to Variety, the ever-talented Chloe Moretz is now set to star in the film that is based off of Hans Christian Andersen's famous story. Rumor has it that Coppola wanted to opt for an unknown face to place Ariel, which is one of the reasons why she opted out. The studios, on the other hand, had different plans.

Chloe will soon be donning the famous fins!

Writer Richard Curtis, who is known for his work on such films as Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, will be writing the screenplay. There is still no director attached and no release date, but it appears that Working Title and Universal have no problem taking their sweet time on this project.

Chloe is not only a beautiful actress but a really talented one who would be able to capture the innocence and spunk that Ariel possesses.

I personally cannot wait for this film to finally get made and become part of our world! (See what I did there?)

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