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Sofia Coppola pulls out of directing live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid
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Sofia Coppola pulls out of directing live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid

Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola has pulled out of directing a new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. 

Coppola was due to direct a new live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic fairy tale, but has now left the project.

According to Deadline, Coppola has cited "creative differences" as the reason for her departure for departing the movie, which is being produced by Universal and Working Title. 

The film's script is currently being rewritten by Edward Scissorhands writer Caroline Thompson after Fifty Shades Of Grey scribe Kelly Marcel and Shame writer Abi Morgan had previously delivered a draft of the script. 

Coppola's next release will be A Very Murray Christmas, a Christmas special she has created with Bill Murray. That special will see the likes of George Clooney, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Rick Ross, Julian Casablancas, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Schaffer and Jenny Lewis all making appearances. 

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