Zendaya Rumored To Play Ariel in Live Action Little Mermaid

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We’ve had a lot of exciting reports from the vast and expanding universe of live action Disney films. We got the chance to tell you that Beyoncé and Childish Gambino are set to star the live action The Lion King, given you a taste of the live action Dumbo movie, and now we have a real treat: rumors that Zendaya, pop star, Spider-Man star and Disney Channel mainstay has been rumored to have been offered the role of Ariel in the upcoming live action Little Mermaid remake. Whaaa?

The star is set to be in the film which also promises us not only new music from Alan Menken, but a few songs from Lin Manuel Miranda! Of course, the Howard Ashman classics, “Under the Sea”, “Part Of Your World”, and probably “Le Poisson” are still set to be included, but they will be joined by the Moana lyricists incredible work.

The movie is set to be directed by Rob Marshall from a script by Jane Goldman.

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