It was just a matter of time before this came about, and I’m more than excited. Disney and Lin-Manuel Miranda are coming together with songwriter Alan Menken (‘Beauty and the Beast‘, Tangled) for a live-action adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid‘. This live-action remake of the Hans Christian Anderson story is said to include some preexisting songs from the 1989 animated film as well as new songs written by Miranda and Menken.
It is rumored that Disney has offered the lead role of Ariel to Disney Channel actress and singer Zendaya. You might recognize her from her star role in the Disney Channel show ‘K.C. Undercover‘ and the recent film ‘The Greatest Showman‘.
Disney has done an amazing job at remaking their animated classics into live-action films. Whether there is a unique spin put on the film, like in Maleficient or Alice in Wonderland, or where the stuck to the same storyline, like in Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella, Disney has found a way to make their live-action films memorable.
It has no been confirmed that Zendaya will get the starring role, but we are interested to find out! Would you like to see her as Ariel? Leave a comment below!
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