Chloë Grace Moretz and Universal’s live-action take on The Little Mermaid has an early favorite to direct. The studio is in early talks with Rebecca Thomas (2012’s Electrick Children), a Universal spokesperson confirms to EW.
Thomas is early in her career with only one feature under her belt; however, she recently landed the gig to direct the adaptation of John Green’s debut novel Looking for Alaska.
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Love, Actually scribe Richard Curtis is writing adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale.