Chloe Grace Moretz: “Kick-Ass” Star To Play The Little Mermaid

Chloe Grace Moretz: “Kick-Ass” Star To Play The Little Mermaid

Chloe Grace Moretz is set to play the title character in Working Title and Universal’s “The Little Mermaid” retelling with Richard Curtis in talks to pen the script.

Chloe Grace Moretz will play the title character in an upcoming live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable, the actress announced via social media on Friday.

“Here it is !! I’ve been waiting months to tell everyone how excited I am to take on this beautiful journey with Working Title, Universal, and a beautiful script by Richard Curtis,” the 18-year-old wrote on Instagram of her new project.

According to Variety, the “Kick-Ass” star was favored for the role for some time.

On Friday, the trade mag reported that executives had Chloe in mind when Sofia Coppola was still attached to direct. The “Lost in Translation” filmmaker dropped out earlier this year, which Variety reported was due to “creative differences with the studios.”

Little is known about the storyline surrounding the newest retelling, and a release date has not been set. The original fairy tale famously follows a love-struck mermaid’s quest to become human and find a life for herself outside of the sea.

Chloe isn’t putting on her fins just yet – the actress is currently filming Universal’s “Neighbors 2,” which is slated to hit theaters on May 20, 2016.

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