‘Shannara Chronicles’ Star Poppy Drayton to Star in Indie ‘A Little Mermaid’

Shirley MacLaine also stars in adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale

MVP Studios is mounting a new adaptation of “A Little Mermaid,” based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

“The Shannara Chronicles” star Poppy Drayton will star in the film alongside Loreto Peralta and Shirley MacLaine.

Chris Bouchard is directing from a screenplay by Blake Harris.

Story follows a young orphan (Peralta) who discovers a beautiful and enchanting creature (played by Drayton) she believes to be the real “Little Mermaid.” MacLaine portrays Eloise, an eccentric woman who has intimate knowledge of the story.

Robert Molloy and Armando Gutierrez, who founded MVP, will serve as executive producers.

“We’re thrilled to be launching MVP Studios with ‘A Little Mermaid,’ a magical adventure that uses the beloved fairy tale as its jumping off point, but is an all-new story with all-new characters that the entire family can enjoy,” the producers said in a statement.

Filming will take place in Georgia, targeting a 2017 release.

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