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Sofia Coppola in talks to direct live-action 'Little Mermaid' film
Sofia Coppola in talks to direct live-action 'Little Mermaid' film

Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette" and Stephen Dorff's blase actor in "Somewhere." Now she is negotiating to helm a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," the story of a sea creature chafing against her life of looking lovely and swimming aimlessly about, according to Deadline Hollywood. Caroline Thompson ("Edward Scissorhands") is rewriting the script...

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