Sofia Coppola's Surprising New Project

by The Daily Front Row

A Disney animated classic is getting a pretty highbrow redux: Sofia Coppola is slated to direct the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, according to the folks at The Hollywood Reporter. Don’t expect the Hans Christian Andersen-penned tale to get all angsty-ethereal a la The Virgin Suicides, or precocious, raucous, crime-ridden good times in the vein of The Bling Ring: this remake will be wholesome, family-apropos fare. Perhaps Coppola’s pal Marc Jacobs’ shipwrecked chic Spring 2014 getups will come in handy on the costume design front, non

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