Chloë Grace Moretz Is The Next 'Little Mermaid'

Looks like Ariel has company.

Universal's upcoming live-action movie "The Little Mermaid"  has found its star in Chloë Grace Moretz.

Variety reports that the "Carrie" actor will play the titular mermaid in the project, an adaption of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that also served as inspiration for the (unrelated) Disney film. Sophia Coppola was formerly attached as director but dropped out earlier this year due to "creative differences with the studios."

Moretz, who has steadily risen to fame with roles in films like "Hugo" and "Dark Shadows" is currently filming "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" alongside Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne. In the sequel to the 2014 picture "Neighbors," the 18-year-old will reportedly play a sorority girl who moves in next door to Rogen's character.

Moretz's turn in "The Little Mermaid" could end up being a real departure from her bound-to-be silly "Neighbors" role, as Andersen's classic fairy tale is much darker in tone than the Disney tale we've come to know and love.

For more, head over to Variety.

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