Disney is all set to remake a live action movie of The Little Mermaid. There have been strong rumors that American actress, Zendaya might be playing the titular role. She had also been cast in Spiderman: Homecoming. Fans believe that it might be possible that the actress would be cast as Ariel.
There has been no official confirmation from Disney regarding this rumor. However, there might be someone else interested in portraying Ariel in the live action feature. Jane Levy is also reportedly vying for the role. She would have her competition in Zendaya for the role of Ariel.
However, the actress, herself shared her thoughts about Disney’s new feature in an interview last year. The actress had earlier shoved aside the suggestion as “just a rumor”.
She also expressed her interest to be cast in the movie if Disney decides to move forward with it. “I loved The Little Mermaid,” Zendaya told People.
“It is honestly one of my favorite movies of all time. I was obsessed with it when I was a little kid.” She expressed her love for the classic movie. Zendaya’s recent comments can be interpreted as a nod to the rumors. It might be that she could be cast in The Little Mermaid as Ariel.
Apart from Zendaya, Harry Styles is also rumored to be interested in Disney’s new project. As per reports, the singer is interested to play the role of Prince Eric.
Prince Eric is the lover of Ariel. Fans are already excited about the new movie and are rooting for Styles to be cast opposite Zendaya.
Harry Styles had earlier showed his acting prowess in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk. So, it might be that Disney might consider him for the role of Prince Eric.
Styles is not the only one who has his eyes set on the role. Reports suggest that he would have to compete with Noah Centino for the role.
Disney has remained tight lipped about the rumours surrounding The Little Mermaid.