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Sofia Coppola Quits Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Movie: Disney ‘Beauty & The Beast’ Reboot Release Update

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jun 02, 2015 01:35 PM EDT

Sofia Coppola has reportedly dropped out as director of the upcoming Universal’s live-action film version of Hans Christian Andersen classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. The Lost in Translation director has reportedly left the movie due to creative differences, according to Deadline.com.  Meanwhile, Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast reboot is up and running. With the all star cast firmly in place, including Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Dan Stevens and Josh Gad, a release date has now been set.

Disney’s all new live-action musical reboot of the classic animated feature, Beauty and the Beast is set for release on March 17, 2017.


What do you think about the casting for the Beauty and the Beast live-action reboot? Are you excited about the all new film? Who do you think should replace Sofia Coppola as the director of The Little Mermaid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

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