Not surprising, the clip offers up a hipster version of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, complete with several nods to the look, feel and mood of the director's Lost in Translation, Somewhere and The Bling Ring.
Oh, and an indie music-filled soundtrack to boot, of course.
A script for the real Little Mermaid movie has been in the works for a while, and Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family) is penning the latest draft.
And as this spoof clearly hints at, it's probably safe to assume Coppola won't be serving up the musical Disney version, but rather sticking to the original text, first published in Andersen's native Denmark in 1837.
As for finding her leads? Well, we say, look no further than here.