Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live action version of "The Little Mermaid."

So who gets the part -- Isla Fisher or Amy Adams?

There are actually more redheads in Hollywood, but never mind that for a second. Universal Pictures -- not Disney -- will release the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, with Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, according to Deadline.com.

Caroline Thompson of "Edward Scissorhands" fame is rewriting the script about the mermaid who makes a complicated bargain to live on land after she falls in love with a human. Deadline reported that drafts of a script have been done by "Fifty Shades of Grey" screenwriter Kelly Marcel and "Shame" writer scribe Abi Morgan.

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