Chloe Moretz Makes Some Major Revelations About ‘The Little Mermaid’ Movie

Chloe Moretz Makes Some Major Revelations About 'The Little Mermaid' Movie


by Hayley Spencer |
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While we were thrilled to learn that teen queen Chloe Moretz would star in the new live-action version of The Little Mermaid, until now we've known relatively little about the direction of the movie. Dark and twisted or upbeat like the 1989 Disney version - it could of gone either way. Luckily, Chloe has stepped forward to fill us in.

The 18-year-old has confirmed it's more alligned with the fairytale version than the Disney movie, but brought bang up to date, and with a feminist take on the storyline. “A modern revisionist tale is what we’re going after," she told Entertainment Weekly.“We’re making it progressive for women in this day and age," she added.

Which makes total sense, given a recent interview in which Vhloe professed she's been a feminist 'since birth' and isn't shy of making her views known on set.

And as for the question on everyone's lips: will she have red hair? We now have an anser: “No! I want red hair. We’re going after the Hans Christian Andersen novel, so I actually have blonde hair.”

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Way back in 2011, we learned that The Little Mermaid was the latest childhood animation to be getting the live-action film treatment. And while production has been halted - with Sofia Coppola both signing on and then dropping out of the role of director this year - now all seems to be going swimmingly for the movie, as a leading lady and writer are in place.

Chloe Moretz is tipped to be playing Ariel according to *Deadline - *a red hair makeover awaits. And Love Actually writer Richard Curtis is said to be penning the screenplay.

Given her indie credentials, it was assumed the movie would be an edgy version of the fairytale under Coppola's direction - perhaps including the tragic ending ommited by the 1989 Disney version of the Hans Christian Anderson story. But with funnyman Curtis on board, it could be set for a different direction. Either way, we bet Moretz will fit the bill, with roles as wide-ranging as pre-teen assassin Hit Girl in Kick Ass, Carrie and the sympathetic Rachel in 500 Days of Summer.

Courtesy of some very creative fan art we already have an idea of what the 18-year-old might look like under the sea. Instagram user @CanadaJoe1 created this photo after Moretz had written "If only I was a mermaid" - this role was clearly meant to be.

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