The Little Mermaid – Movie Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are teaming up with acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sofia Coppola for an incredible new, live-action take on the all-time classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Hot on the heels of such recent adaptations as Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland and Snow White And The Huntsman, The Little Mermaid is set to bring the “under the sea” world to audiences around the world in a way that they have never imagined before and soon you could be a part of the magic. Casting calls for roles of all sizes in this fabulous new production will be taking place very soon. Based on the novel by Hans Christian Anderson (which was adapted into the beloved 1989 Disney animated musical), The Little Mermaid tells the tale of Ariel, a young mermaid princess who lives in a beautiful underwater kingdom where her loving father reigns as king. Bored with sea life, Ariel becomes increasingly curious about humans and one day comes upon a human prince named Eric. When Ariel saves Prince Eric from a violent storm he becomes equally smitten with her and makes it his mission to find her wherever she may be. Desperate to join the human world, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula the sea witch – Ariel will give her her beautiful singing voice for three days and in exchange for turn her into a human for that time, if Ariel does not receive the kiss of love from the prince then she will turn back into a mermaid and and belong to the witch. This tale of true love and romance above land and below the sea is loved by millions and now the story will once again be coming to theaters everywhere. The Little Mermaid will be directed by Coppola (Lost In Translation, Somewhere, The Bling Ring) from a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Snow White: The Fairest of Them All) and will be produced by 3-time Oscar nominee Tim Bevan (Les Misérables, Nanny McPhee, Fargo) and 4-time Oscar nominee Eric Fellner (Frost/Nixon, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Love Actually). Casting calls for The Little Mermaid will be happening quickly and every production note and audition detail will be posted here as it is released. Check back for more exciting updates and leave a message for us below and tell us what you love about this amazing story and why you want to be a part of the upcoming casting calls for The Little Mermaid.