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Emma Watson downplays 'Little Mermaid' casting rumors 'for now'
Emma Watson downplays 'Little Mermaid' casting rumors 'for now'

After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an ideal candidate for the title role. Now Watson, who is making the rounds promoting the biblical epic "Noah," has addressed the casting rumors. At the "Noah" premiere in New York on Thursday, the 23-year-old actress told Variety she's a longtime fan of the 1989 Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. "I actually dressed up as Ariel for my 5th birthday," she...

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