Zendaya Reportedly Offered The Lead Role in Disney's Live-Action Adaptation of THE LITTLE MERMAID
With the success that Disney has been seeing with the live-action film adaptations of their animated classics, they aren't going to stop making them anytime soon. The Little Mermaid has been on their docket for a while. It was officially announced back in 2016 and now a new rumor suggests that the studio is close to moving it forward and into production.
According to That Hashtag Show, Disney has offered the lead role of Ariel to Zendaya, who most recently appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman. If this news turns out to be true, I have no problems with the casting! Zendaya is a talented actress and she can sing, so it makes sense that Disney would want someone like her in the role. It's not hard to imagine her as Ariel.
Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda are teaming up to compose the music for the film, as well as add new songs. Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is set to helm the film from a script by Jane Goldman (X-Men: Days Of Future Past). The film is expected to film in Puerto Rico and Cape Town Africa.
What do you think about the possibility of Zendaya taking on the role of Ariel in this live-action adaptation?