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Zendaya Is Down To Play Ariel In The Little Mermaid

Whichever Disney employee decided that live-action adaptations of their classic animated cartoons was a good idea deserves one hell of a bonus. After financial and critical successes like Cinderalla, The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, and with The Lion King guaranteed to clean up at the box office next summer and Dumbo and Mulan in the pipeline, too, all eyes are now on The Little Mermaid.

The 1989 film kicked off an animation renaissance for Disney and remains one of the most beloved movies in their catalogue. But who’s going to step into the fins and clamshell bra of Ariel? Well, Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya has long been rumored to be Disney’s number one choice for the role, so it was about time someone put it to her whether she’d want to do it or not.

When asked by Variety if she’d be interested, the actress said:

“I mean,
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Chris Evans Is Joining the Cast of Apple TV's Defending Jacob

Chris Evans Is Joining the Cast of Apple TV's Defending Jacob
He's moving on from Earth's mightiest heroes - Lainey Gossip Nick Cannon responds to Kanye West's diss - Us Weekly Tony Danza discusses The Good Cop - HuffPost Celeb Liam Payne releases a new video for "First Time" - MTV News Millie Bobby Brown defends her friendship with Drake - BuzzFeed Zendaya addresses rumors of being in the live-action The Little Mermaid - People
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Zendaya Addresses Rumors She Will Play Ariel in a Live-Action Film of The Little Mermaid

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Zendaya Addresses Rumors She Will Play Ariel in a Live-Action Film of The Little Mermaid
Zendaya is touching on rumors that she’ll bring one of Disney’s most recognized and beloved princesses to life.

The Smallfoot actress, 22, tells People she wouldn’t be opposed to playing Ariel in a live-action film of The Little Mermaid — something fans have been behind since rumors swirled she’d been offered the role in August.

“I loved The Little Mermaid,” Zendaya says in this week’s issue of People. “It is honestly one of my favorite movies of all time. I was obsessed with it when I was a little kid.”

Despite her love of the red-haired mermaid,
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Movie Review – Mermaid’s Song (2015)

Mermaid’s Song, 2015.

Directed by Nicholas Humphries.

Starring Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, and Brendan Taylor.

Synopsis:

When Serena decides to give up her life as a mermaid to live on the land, her daughter, Charlotte, is given a choice: continue to live as a human or return to the sea and restore the balance.

Originally titled Charlotte’s Song, Mermaid’s Song premiered at the Vancouver Film Fest in 2015 but is being released on demand for the first time this week. Riffing on the story of The Little Mermaid, much of the promotion is focusing on Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), who plays a gangster that makes an investment in the family-owned bar run by Charlotte’s dad, George (Brendan Taylor), but his screen time is minimal and will likely disappoint anyone who seeks out the film for this reason.

While you might not be familiar with her work, Katelyn Mager,
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Trailer, poster and images for horror Mermaid’s Song starring Iwan Rheon

Coinciding with its release, a trailer, poster and images have arrived online for the fantasy horror Mermaid’s Song, director Nicholas Humphries’ dark homage to Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale The Little Mermaid which stars Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, and Brendan Taylor; check them out here…

A dark homage to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, and starring Game of Thrones’ Iwan Rheon, the film is set during the 1930s depression and tells of young Charlotte, who is struggling to keep the family business afloat. When gangster Randall offers to pay off the family debt – he demands some illegal changes to the business. But Charlotte, like her mother before her, is a mermaid capable of controlling humans with nothing but her voice, which creates a battle between all of those who want Charlotte’s magical powers for themselves.

Mermaid’s Song is out on VOD from September 18th.
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[Trailer] ‘The Little Mermaid’ Gets a Horror Makeover With ‘Mermaid’s Song,’ Out This Week

[Trailer] ‘The Little Mermaid’ Gets a Horror Makeover With ‘Mermaid’s Song,’ Out This Week
Under this sea, you’ll find only nightmares. A fairy tale classic goes under the frightening sea for a creature feature, horror movie makeover with Mermaid’s Song, premiering on digital this week from Wild Eye Releasing. A dark homage to Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, and starring Game of ThronesIwan Rheon, the film is set during the […]
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Mermaid's Song Trailer Turns The Little Mermaid Into a Terrifying Horror Tale

Mermaid's Song Trailer Turns The Little Mermaid Into a Terrifying Horror Tale
Mermaids have been glamorized by Hollywood for far too long. Any seafaring misanthrope knows better. Mermaids, half fish, half human, are known for calling sailors to their death. And what could be worse than a beautiful creature calling out your name and luring you to an underwater doom that you'll never see coming. That idea is explored in Wild Eye Releasing's new horror tale Mermaid's Song.

Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid gets turned on its head in the ultimate scary way, served the full-on horror treatment with Mermaid's Song, which stars Game of Thrones favorite Iwan Rheon. Mermaid's Song premieres on VOD this week. So get your bait, you tackle box, and let's go fishing! Here's the official synopsis from Wild Eye.

A fairy tale classic goes under the frightening sea this September with Mermaid's Song, premiering on digital from Wild Eye Releasing. A dark homage to Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid,
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Adorably Reveal Their Favorite Disney Movies

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the annual WellChild Awards in London on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the couple was asked arguably the most important question they've ever been asked — to name their favorite Disney movies! "There’s a question I have to ask you," 10-year-old Chloe Hendserson told Harry, 33, and Meghan, 37, according to People. "What’s your favorite Disney film?" So, what did the royals pick? Only the best flicks, of course! Harry appropriately revealed his favorite Disney movie is The Lion King while his wife, Meghan, cutely chose The Little Mermaid. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) And, not only did Meg pick The Little Mermaid but she revealed she's "always loved" the children's movie. So sweet! For us, Meghan's adoration for Ariel's story totally makes sense. For one, she's always seemingly trying to be where the people are. She's also quite independant and fearless, just like Ariel! Perhaps the best
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10 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to Stephen Sondheim (Photos)

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10 Stars Who Just Need an Emmy to Egot, From Elton John to Stephen Sondheim (Photos)
Henry Fonda, actor (1905-82)

Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album, “Great Documents” (1977)

Oscar: Best Actor, “On Golden Pond” (1981)

Tony: Best Actor, “Mister Roberts” (1948); Best Actor, “Clarence Darrow” (1975)

Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist and producer (1895-1960)

Grammy: Best Original Cast Album, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Oscar: Best Original Song, “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from “Lady Be Good” (1941); “It Might As Well Be Spring” from “State Fair” (1945)

Tony: Three awards for “South Pacific” (1950); Best Musical, “The King and I” (1952); Best Musical, “The Sound of Music” (1960)

Elton John

Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, “That’s What Friends Are For” (1986); Best Instrumental Composition, “Basque” (1991); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” (1994); Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, “Candle in the Wind” (1997); Best Show Album, “Aida” (2000)

Oscar: Best Original Son, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from “The Lion King” (1994)

Tony: Best Score, “Aida” (2000)

John Legend, songwriter and
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Adorably Reveal Their Favorite Disney Movies

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended the annual WellChild Awards in London on Tuesday, Sept. 4, the couple was asked arguably the most important question they've ever been asked — to name their favorite Disney movies! "There’s a question I have to ask you," 10-year-old Chloe Hendserson told Harry, 33, and Meghan, 37, according to People. "What’s your favorite Disney film?" So, what did the royals pick? Only the best flicks, of course! Harry appropriately revealed his favorite Disney movie is The Lion King while his wife, Meghan, cutely chose The Little Mermaid. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) And, not only did Meg pick The Little Mermaid but she revealed she's "always loved" the children's movie. So sweet! For us, Meghan's adoration for Ariel's story totally makes sense. For one, she's always seemingly trying to be where the people are. She's also quite independant and fearless, just like Ariel! Perhaps the best
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Fan Expo 2018: Jim Cummings reflects on Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck and his voice career

Some people may not know his name, but they have certainly heard the voice of Jim Cummings in countless animated series. From Winnie the Pooh, Darkwing Duck, The Little Mermaid and even Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, Cummings has had an extensive career in voice acting and even reprised the voices of Pooh and Tigger for the live-action film Christopher Robin starring Ewan McGregor. Over the course of the Fan Expo convention, Cummings held a panel with fans and looked back on his long career, discussing what some of his favourite voices are, how he was originally not playing Tigger in Christopher Robin and whether or not there will be a Darkwing Duck reboot.

He began by reflecting on the beginnings of his career, telling the crowd “I didn’t know voice acting was impossible to break into. I didn’t know and I was to stupid that
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Details on Danny Boyle's Upcoming Beatles-Inspired Musical Comedy

Now that Danny Boyle is no longer directing Bond 25, he's putting his focus on another film project he's been developing with screenwriter Richard Curtis.

According to Rolling Stone, the film will be a musical comedy that will tell the story of a singer-songwriter played by Himesh Patel (EastEnders) who wakes up one morning to discover that he’s the only person in the entire world who remembers The Beatles.

Musical artist Ed Sheeran will also be in the film and he will play himself. When talking to the Associated Press about his role in the story, he explains:

"I discover him and take him on tour. Then he gets much, much bigger than me through doing stuff. Yeah, it’s very clever."

I assume that means that Patel's character will build his fame on the songs of The Beatles that no one can remember except for him. This film sounds like it could be fun!
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Hasbro unveils the Disney Princess Comics Collection sets

This Fall, Hasbro is set to debut a whole new world of Disney collectibles with the Disney Princess Comics Collection line, a series of posable dolls based upon the Disney Princess comic strip series from Joe Books.

The folks at Hasbro were kind enough to send us along two of these magical sets – the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ set from Aladdin and the ‘Ariel and Friends’ set from The Little Mermaid – while kids (and big kids!) can also expand their collection with Pocahontas, Belle and Rapunzel in order to recreate some of their favourite Disney Princess moments.

Check out images of the various sets here…

Disney Princess Comics Collection Magic Carpet Ride – $19.99

Join Jasmine and Aladdin on a flight of imagination through the skies of Agrabah with the Disney Princess Comics Collection Magic Carpet Ride set. Little ones can dream up epic adventures as they pretend to soar on a magic carpet ride.
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Rumorville: Zendaya Could Get Her Legs as Ariel in Disney Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ + More

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “The Little Mermaid” Rumor has it that Zendaya, following her role in “The Greatest Showman” is about to head under the sea. According to The Hashtag Show, the actor has reportedly been offered the lead role of Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” written by Jane Goldman with music by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Neither Disney or Zendaya’s reps have commented on the rumor yet, but the former Disney Channel star has said in the past she’d like to return to Disney to create more work for women of color. Movie musical veteran Rob Marshall will be coming to the helm,
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Rumour: Zendaya wanted for Ariel role in The Little Mermaid

Over the past few years Disney has made a big push to revisit its animated back catalogue with a series of live-action movies, and in 2016 it was announced that The Little Mermaid would be one of the films to receive the remake treatment.

Since, then, it has been announced that Alan Menken will be back as the film’s composer and songwriter, teaming with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, while Rob Marshall is said to be Disney’s top pick to direct from a script by Jane Goldman.

Well, if a rumour from That Hashtag Show is to be believed, we may now have our Ariel, as the site is claiming that Disney has offered the lead role to Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman star Zendaya.

This is unconfirmed and should be treated as a rumour for the time being, but the singer and actress is the first name to
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Jack Ryan: John Krasinski’s eyebrows out act John Krasinski

Amazon’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s novels amounts to a bewildered boy scout looking at a machine gun

If you thought that the world had had its fill of fictional spies blundering through Middle Eastern hotspots picking off identikit terrorists while cities burn, think again, chumps, because Jack Ryan, the dreamboat creation of the late Tom Clancy, is back in – how about this for a title? – Jack Ryan. Where Ethan Hunt gets the job done by dangling by his fingernails from a helicopter, and Jason Bourne does it by shooting everyone and then having an existential crisis, Ryan’s default setting is bewildered boy scout looking sadly at a machine gun. He’s a man who drags his conscience around with him like a dead leg, but could take out an entire Isis cell one-handed while pondering non-Euclidean geometry if he put his mind to it.

Here Ryan is played by John Krasinski,
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Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Zendaya in 'The Little Mermaid,' Technology in the Movies and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Casting Rumor of the Day: Zendaya has supposedly been offered the lead role in Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid remake, so BossLogic shows us what she might look like in the part: A 'High on life' version ?? @Zendaya #thelittlemermaid @DisneyStudios #putasmileonmyface thanks guys! Happy weekend errbody! pic.twitter.com/DrQ4Ipubio — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 24, 2018 Fan Trailer of the Day: Stryder HD imagines the Fantastic Four and the X-Men joining in the McU for Avengers 4 in this mashup trailer: Supercut of the Day: Movieclips tracks technology in the movies in this supercut including 2001, Back to the Future, Hidden Figures...
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Zendaya looks set to tackle the Little Mermaid

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The Greatest Showman and Spider-Man: Homecoming actress, Zendaya has reportedly been offered the lead in Disney’s Live-Action remake of The Little Mermaid.

According to That Hashtag Show, the ex-Disney star is rumoured to have been offered the role of Ariel. However, reps for both Zendaya and Disney have refused to comment.

Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is set to take the helm on the remake, with Jane Goldman penning the script. Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda will be composing the music. It is thought the film will serve as both an adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and the 1989 Disney animated classic.

Also in the news – Top Gun: Maverick adds Jon Hamm and Ed Harris and more to cast

The 1989 animated musical classic tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human. It was written, produced, and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker,
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Zendaya Reportedly Offered ‘The Little Mermaid’ Role At Disney

She’s appeared in some pretty big movies in the last year or so – Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Greatest Showman being two of them, and now Disney have reportedly offered Zendaya the role of The Little Mermaid in their forthcoming live-action movie.

The Hashtag Show reportedly has a source close to the studio who says that the ex-Disney Channel star has been offered the role of Ariel in the planned movie, just one of the Mouse House’s multiple live-action reworkings of some of their biggest animated films.

Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is directing, while Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda are teaming to compose the music for the film.

Disney and reps for Zendaya declined to comment to the outlet.

We’ll bring you more as it comes in.

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BossLogic Imagines Zendaya as Ariel in Disney's The Little Mermaid Remake

Rumors began to swirl earlier this week about Zendaya portraying Ariel in the live-action remake of Disney's the Little Mermaid, and now artist BossLogic has imagined what the young actress would look like in the leading role with a recreation of the original poster. Disney is currently hard at work to get their live-action remakes out and into theaters. In addition to The Little Mermaid, the studio is also working on Lady and the Tramp, Mulan, Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King, to name a few.

BossLogic's poster for The Little Mermaid remake puts Zendaya Coleman front and center, looking very much like Ariel from the original animated film. She is shown with reddish hair, a purple seashell top, and her green tail, as she looks off into the distance from a rock on the shore of a beach. As an added bonus, the Australian artist added a little
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