After receiving some major fan and critical praise for “A Star is Born”, Lady Gaga may now be set to play in a role in the live-action take on the Little Mermaid.
This comes through a new report by The Disinsider stating that Gaga is at the top of the casting wish list, most likely for the role of Ursula, an evil witch who takes Ariel’s voice in a deal.
The idea of casting Gaga does make sense, as not only the singer-turned-actress was appreciated in her recently released “A Star Is Born”, but was also praised for her portrayal in American Horror Story: Hotel. As the film will have a few musical numbers too, Gaga certainly has an upper hand in it.
However, Gaga’s name isn’t the only one to be mentioned in connection to the film. Zendaya has also been rumoured for the role of Ariel, though this has not been officially confirmed.
The Little Mermaid is Disney’s most beloved films of all time, and Ariel is a really popular Disney character. With many Disney live-action films on their way like Dumbo, Aladdin and Mulan, this will be the best time to bring in The Little Mermaid.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
“The Little Mermaid, one of the most celebrated animated films of all time, is now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray, with a new to-of-the-art digitally restored picture and brilliant high definition sound! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess; longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.”