Sofia Coppola Drops Out of Little Mermaid

There will be no little mermaid for Sofia Coppola. The esteemed director has dropped out of the live action version of the fairy tale classic citing creative differences. Insiders say the Coppola and studio execs clashed on who would play the title character. The director was said to be high on newcomer Maya Thurman Hawke daughter of Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman but studio brass was wary. Universal and working title are said to be still moving forward with the project.