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…
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