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Sofia Coppola to Direct The Little Mermaid

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  Director Sofia Coppola attends The Museum of Modern Art Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tilda Swinton reception at Museum of Modern Art on November 5, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

According to Variety, it’s a new draft of a script originally written by Abi Morgan and then Kelly Marcel — which would mean this is the Joe Wright Little Mermaid that’s been kicking around for years. Anyway, now Sofia is directing it, which can only mean a live-action movie full of druggy mermaids and Phoenix covering “Under the Sea.” Great, can’t wait!

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/2013 Getty Images