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MOVIES: The Little Mermaid - News Roundup *Updated 10th October 2018*



10th October 2018 - Rumor; Disney Considering Lady Gaga as Ursula and Zendaya as Ariel

Though Disney has declined to comment, it's believed that the they want Lady Gaga to play Ursula in the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. However, it was also rumored that the popstar was offered a role in the DCEU's Birds of Prey, but she turned it down.

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Disney and representatives for Zendaya Coleman have yet to respond to the reports about the actress taking on the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid live-action remake.

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December 6th 2017 - Rob Marshall Top Choice to Direct

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has made Rob Marshall the top choice to direct The Little Mermaid, the live action adaptation of the animated classic musical that will have new songs by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, sources said. Miranda and Marc Platt are producing. I’ve heard that Marshall has been offered the movie, and will take until after the holidays to decide.

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May 25th 2016 - Disney in Early Talks to Develop Live-Action Adaptation

Execs at Disney are in the early stages of reviving Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid as a live-action feature. Disney production chiefs recently heard a new take and are currently evaluating whether to proceed with the idea. Deadline understands that initial discussions have also taken place with major producers, including some with a strong connection to the studio.

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