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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia_Coppola

Sophia Coppola is set to direct a new, live-action production for Working Title and Universal. The production is putting their spin on the classic Disney film, “The Little Mermaid.” Coppola is known for movies such as “Marie Antoinette,” “Lost in Translation” and “Somewhere.”

Wait, a new production of “The Little Mermaid”? Yeah, you read that right!

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Exact details of the production are not yet known or how many details will follow original story-lines. The original “Little Mermaid” came from an 1837 fairy-tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The other “Little Mermaid” hails from Walt Disney Pictures in their animated film.

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The original story focused on a young mermaid who leaves her life in the sea in order to be a human, along with being with the human prince with whom she has fallen in love. Many details of the new production have yet to be released including who will play Ariel.

Who do you think would make a good Ariel in this new production?