Deadline reports that Sofia Coppola will be directing a live-action version of "The Little Mermaid"! Seems like a bit of a directional change for Coppola whose movies consist of "Lost in Translation", "The Virgin Suicides" and "Marie Antoinette", but she's a genius when it comes to the big screen, so we're pretty excited. Plus, a REAL little mermaid?! It's like our childhood dream is becoming a reality! 


We are really loving the casting that "Elle" did for the movie in good fun. Amanda Seyfried as Ariel and Ian Somerhalder as Prince Eric?! Yes, please. More dream casting here:


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