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Sofia Coppola in Talks to Direct ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Movie

sofiaAcademy Award-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola (pictured, via) may direct a live-action movie of The Little Mermaid. The screenplay is based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.

Here’s more from Deadline: “Caroline Thompson of Edward Scissorhands fame is rewriting the script, about the mermaid willing to make a Faustian bargain to live on land after she falls in love. Previous drafts were done by Fifty Shades Of Grey scribe Kelly Marcel and Shame scribe Abi Morgan, and Joe Wright was at one time eyeing this to direct.”

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Jena Malone Joins Catching Fire Adaptation

Actress Jena Malone has been cast as Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games film sequel, Catching Fire. As of this writing, more than 27,000 fans have hit “like” for this post. What do you think?

Malone’s character is a former Hunger Games victor who hails from District 7 (Lumber). Johanna Mason rose to fame for pretending to appear as a weakling when in fact she was a skilled warrior; she became one of the youngest tributes to win the competition. At the time Catching Fire takes place, she is still in her early 20′s.

Here’s more from the release: “In 2011, Malone starred in Zack Snyder‘s Sucker Punch for Warner Bros. … Previously, Malone starred in Oren Moverman‘s The Messenger, Sean Penn‘s Into the Wild, Anthony Minghella‘s Cold Mountain, Brian Dannelly‘s Saved! and Joe Wright‘s Pride and Prejudice. As a young actress, Malone starred opposite Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon in Stepmom, the cult classic, Donnie Darko and her very first role in the independent film Bastard Out of Carolina which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance.”