Perhaps best known from the iconic 1989 version released by Disney, The Little Mermaid follows one young mermaid who trades her life in the ocean for one on land after she falls for a prince. Sofia Coppola notably exited the project in June citing creative differences. Reports say that Moretz had long been the top choice for the role, even when Coppola was attached.
Moretz is currently shooting Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising for the studio and will next be seen in Sony’s YA tentpole The 5th Wave. She’ll also star in November Criminals with Ansel Elgort and Brain on Fire with Thomas Mann and Jenny Slate.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor