Chloë Grace Moretz to Star in 'The Little Mermaid'

The actress has officially signed on to play Ariel in the Disney live-action remake.

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Chloë Grace Moretz is joining the class of young Hollywood actresses to star in live-action remakes of Disney princess movies, which includes Lily James (opens in new tab) as the title role in Cinderella earlier this year and Emma Watson as Belle in the upcoming production of Beauty and the Beast. The actress confirmed on her Instagram (opens in new tab) that she has signed on to play Ariel in the classic tale of The Little Mermaid.

"Here it is!!" she writes. "I've been waiting months to tell everyone how excited I am to take on this beautiful journey with Working Title, Universal, and a beautiful script by Richard Curtis. #TheLittleMermaid!!!! Here we go!!!"

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While little else is known about the film—especially after director Sofia Coppola bowed out of the project due to creative differences with the studio—but Moretz has apparently been a frontrunner (opens in new tab) for the part of the spirited songstress mermaid since before Coppola's departure.

We can't wait to see what's in store for this iconic Disney film. Who will play Prince Eric? And more importantly, will Moretz be sporting Ariel's signature scarlet locks anytime soon?

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