'Creative differences' mean director Sofia Coppola has dropped out of The Little Mermaid live-action remake.
Sofia Coppola has dropped out of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid live-action remake.
‘Creative differences’ are being cited as the reason for the director dropping out of the project. According to Variety, Coppola wanted Maya Thurman Hawke, the daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, for the part of Ariel, but movie executives were nervous about the casting.
The loss of Sofia is sure to be a blow for the film but producers Universal and Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of Working Title are going ahead with the adaptation.
The Little Mermaid was looking like the director’s biggest film to date and it’s unknown what her next project will be. But, we do know that she’s just finished working on her Netflix Christmas movie starring Bill Murray. And it sounds amazing.