If recent reports are to be believed then it looks like Disney is eyeing to rope in Lady Gaga for an iconic role in their live-action movie, The Little Mermaid. The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s most celebrated animated films of all time and Ariel is one of the most popular Disney Princesses.
The film studio has already tasted success by recreating its animated shows and films into big-budget live-action films like Jon Favreau’s 2016 released The Jungle Book and Bill Condon’s 2017 released Beauty and the Beast. Several others including Aladdin, Mulan, and The Lion King are also in the making, scheduled for release in the next two years.
Disney is also working on a live-action Little Mermaid for the past two years with Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall attached as the director and Jane Goldman (X-Men: Days Of Future Past) as the scriptwriter.
The last time we heard about the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid was back in August when it was reported that singer/actress Zendaya has been offered the role of Ariel in the film. Since then we haven’t heard much on the project until now.
Now, according to a new report coming from The Disinsider, the film studio is looking at Lady Gaga for a lead role, presumably that of Ursula, the sneaky sea witch who takes Ariel’s voice as part of a dangerous deal in the 1989 animated classic. The outlet noted that Disney representatives haven’t yet confirmed the news. So, we advise our readers to take the information with a grain of salt for now.
Gaga has received a lot of praise from the critics as well fans for her role in A Star is Born and American Horror Story: Hotel.
Production on The Little Mermaid is expected to take place in Puerto Rico and Cape Town Africa. The film has no release date attached yet.
Source: The Disinsider
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