ELLE couldn't be more excited with the news that much-loved fairy tale, will be undergoing a stylish - but dark - revamp by cult director, Sofia Coppola.
A detail on everyone's minds (of course), is which lucky actress will be cast as flame-haired Ariel. See who we're rooting for...
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As well as being this year's ELLE Style Awards Actress of the Year, she already fronted Coppola's , and will soon star in Darren Aronofskys biblical epic, . Her flexibility when it comes to film roles, as well as her previous film links with Sofia Coppola has her as a high-scoring potential Ariel.
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With her acting CV boasting dark flicks such as The Lovely Bones, and vampire-flick , Saoirse ticks all the boxes when it comes to the suitability for Ariel in this potentially dark adaptation.
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Admittedly, she may not be a natural redhead, but Emma has all the physical attributes of a real-life Little Mermaid. Big blue doe eyes? Check. Thick red locks? Check check. But she may have to tone down that quintessential Emma Stone kookiness we love so much
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Young, but mature beyond her years, Elle Fanning brings all the elements of the perfect Ariel. It also helps that her film credentials give her inarguable leverage to be cast in the film: Sofia Coppolas Somewhere, and forthcoming fairy tale remake, .
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She may not be little anymore, but there is no doubt that Kirsten Dunst has that eternally youthful disposition about her. Also, with Coppola film creds including Marie Antoinette and The Virgin Suicides, whats to stop Sofia from going with an obvious casting favourite?
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ELLE-favourite J-Law may be known for her fun-loving off screen antics, but this doesnt detract from her serious acting talent. If she can project intensity in the style of Winters Bone and , surely shes a shoo-in?
Chloë Grace Moretz
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Chloë Moretz is certainly one actress that refuses to have her innocent looks pigeonhole her acting roles. Shes played everyone from an ancient vampire, to a violent telekinetic school girl, to even a foul-mouthed costumed vigilante. Of course theres one physical transition necessary for her to channel Ariel. Red hair dye, et voilà!