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Sofia Coppola departs as director of 'The Little Mermaid'

Sofia Coppola departs as director of 'The Little Mermaid'

Plans for Sofia Coppola to direct "The Little Mermaid" have dissolved into sea foam. The "Lost in Translation" filmmaker has exited Universal Pictures' and Working Title Films' live-action adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale over creative differences, The Times has confirmed. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news. Universal is moving forward with the project, which is being produced by Working Title co-chiefs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. Caroline Thompson ("Edward Scissorhands") wrote the most recent draft of the script, which was previously worked on by Kelly Marcel ("Fifty Shades of Grey") and Abi Morgan...

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