News that Chloe Moretz will be playing the title character in a new re-telling of the classic The Little Mermaid story have been met by mixed reviews, but perhaps people need to realize this is not the Disney version.
The 18-year-old actress will be starring in a live-action adaptation of the story and it was originally set to be directed by Sofia Coppola, but she dropped out of the project because she allegedly wanted to cast an unknown actress.
The story, originally penned by Hans Christian Andersen, is much darker than what the animated Disney film portrays and will really let Chloe show off her acting chops.
With intense scenes where Ariel gets her tongue cut out and turns into foam after the man she loves chooses another! In a lesser known fact, Andersen penned the story after being rejected by his own affections towards a man.
Check out this video showing the differences between the original story and Disney’s version of The Little Mermaid below:
Based On – The Little Mermaid