Chloe Moretz to Star in 'The Little Mermaid'

Chloe Moretz - H 2015
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Chloe Moretz - H 2015

Richard Curtis is in talks to write Universal's live-action adaptation.

Chloe Moretz has signed on to star in Universal's live-action Little Mermaid film.

Richard Curtis is in talks to write the script based on the the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale centering on a mermaid who gives up her life in the sea after she falls in love with a prince.

Sofia Coppola exited the project over creative differences, and a new director has not yet signed on.

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner are producing while Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will executive produce.

Curtis wrote and directed About Time and Love Actually, and previously wrote War Horse and Bridget Jones's Diary, among others. He's represented by United Agents in the UK.

Moretz's upcoming credits include Neighbors 2 and YA adaptation The 5th Wave, along with November Criminals with Ansel Elgort and Broad Green’s Brain on Fire.She’s repped by WME, T Squared Entertainment and Sloane, Offer,