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« Reply #165 on: June 01, 2015, 04:11:44 PM »
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Sofia Coppola Exits 'The Little Mermaid’
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In a way, it seemed almost too good to be true. When Universal couldn't secure Joe Wright to direct their long brewing, live action take on "The Little Mermaid," they snagged Sofia Coppola. And it was a potentially promising endeavor, with Coppola making her first big studio picture, doing something unlike anything she's done before. But alas, it won't happen.

Deadline reports that Coppola has exited the movie over, you guessed it, "creative differences." The movie has had a few different pens on it so far, with Abi Morgan ("Shame") and Kelly Marcel ("Fifty Shades Of Grey") previous tackling it, and Caroline Thompson's ("Edward Scissorhands," "The Nightmare Before Christmas") rewrite looking like the one that will stick. But even with Coppola's departure, the project isn't dead, with Universal apparently pushing forward, but no word yet on who they are eyeballing for the gig.

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Re: Sofia Coppola
« Reply #166 on: October 14, 2015, 12:02:54 PM »
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« Reply #168 on: March 29, 2016, 07:31:14 PM »
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Sofia Coppola Directing ‘The Beguiled’ With Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
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We’re going to have to chalk this up to an unconfirmed rumor for the moment, but a) this is terrifically exciting if it’s true, b) we recently posted are own corroboration that points to its validity. Earlier this month we spoke to Kirsten Dunst on the “Midnight Special” press tour and the actress said she would not only reteam with her “The Virgin Suicides” and “Marie Antoinette” director Sofia Coppola, but that she would shoot a new Coppola movie this year.

Coppola’s last project was “The Little Mermaid,” one that she eventually left due to creative differences with the studio and no follow-up project was announced. It seems Dunst may have been hinting at tonight’s news? The Tracking Board reports that Coppola is making “The Beguiled,” a remake of the 1971 Don Siegel Civil War-set romance starring Clint Eastwood about a Union soldier who cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts of a Confederate girls boarding school.

It gets better. Coppola apparently has Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning lined-up to star. The story will apparently be a new take on the premise of the original film which is based on the Southern Gothic novel by Thomas P. Cullinan. A Good Reads synopsis describes the book not dissimilar to the movie’s logline: “A wounded Union soldier is taken into a Southern girls' academy, and his presence sets in motion a tragedy of jealousy, hate and lust.”

Producers are evidently eyeing a Chris Pratt-like male lead for the Clint Eastwood role. Kidman will play the Head Mistress of the school, Dunst a teacher and Fanning, who starred in Coppola’s “Somewhere,” will reportedly take on the role of one of the girls residing at the house.

 

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