Chloe Moretz to play live action Little Mermaid in new Richard Curtis film

The Kick Ass star is set to be going down where it's wetter according to reports


Hope Chloe Moretz is a good swimmer: the Kick Ass star is reported to have secured the starring role in a live action version of The Little Mermaid.


Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis is said to be in charge of the screenplay, based on the original Hans Christian Andersen fairytale.

Moretz is certainly able to pull off the darker side of Ariel’s story – never being able to return home is bad enough, but did you know in the original tale the Sea Witch cut out the Little Mermaid’s tongue too? Disney never taught you that…


And if Downton’s Dan Stevens can pass off as as the Beast to Emma Watson’s Beauty, then a live-action version of an underwater Mer-Kingdom doesn’t seem all that far-fetched now does it?