The Little Mermaid - Live Action Disney (TBC)

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    Zendaya reportedly offered the lead role, film still in very early stages.

    I'm looking forward to the other live action adaptations like Dumbo, The Lion King, Mulan, etc, more than this. i'm more interested now than i was :blush:

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    Zendeya, that famous red-head lol
     
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    I might be persuaded to shell out for a cinema ticket. If only for the Deadpool cameo.
     
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    I only just seen the Deadpool easter egg on poster :D
     
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    I Love Zendaya but I prefer a real red-haired lady for that role. Also with blue eyes, lol.
     
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    close :D

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    Melissa McCarthy in talks to star as Ursula

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    Halle Bailey cast as Ariel

    Chloe x Halle member Halle Bailey is ready to become part of Disney’s world.

    The R&B singer has been tapped to play Ariel in Disney’s next live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” Although director Rob Marshall has spent the last couple of months meeting with talent, insiders say Bailey has been a clear front runner from the beginning.

    “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” Marshall said in a statement.


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    She's exactly how I pictured the red haired mermaid.
     
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    that's where hair and makeup dept. earn their money
     
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    In the right ball(s)park. Wrong gender though.
     
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    I found him when I hacked your redheads' folder on Dropbox :D



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    Joanie always made Mad Men a pleasure to watch. :love:
     
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    No doubt it will all turn out fine and young Halle will be terrific, but on face value she seems like a suspiciously political choice. A braided young black girl playing an iconic fair skinned red-head. This is the part where I get accused of racism for pointing that out, and I'm really not, but it seems weird to me unless she's bringing something indispensable to the role that no natural red-head can. One imagines a young Christina Hendricks (as pictured) or Isla Fisher type person as Ariel. She's very pretty though and Disney usually know what they're doing.

    On the subject of political correctness, I actually agree with Keira Knightley about the character in the cartoon version. I saw it for the first time a few years ago and cringed at how sappy and retrograde the character was. No doubt that aspect of her will get a bit more feminist agency.
     
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    Moana should be played by Sophia Lillis.
     
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    Plenty of black people aren't happy about the choice either, feeling this is pandering and would prefer instead to have their own original characters.

    The virtue-signallers coming out of the woodwork are just as ignorant as the racists.
     
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    That people are talking about her skin colour is beyond ridiculous
     
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    I dont see why its prejudice not unless there saying there not choosing the actor/actresses with natural red hair for the roles. But seems as daft as them crying foul, like the comments they made that a lesbian should have been chosen to have played Batwoman( a lesbian character), when the opposite been happening e.g. Sheldon played by Jim Parson.
    Although I just looked at how they done Starfires hair and it look bloody awful it even looks pink.

    I have to agree with Joe Griffin twitter.
     
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    Its not necessarily that the mermaid is supposed to be 'white' that's the issue. Its more that she's supposed to be a red-head. Apart from the tail (including it in fact) Ariel's most distinctive feature is her shock of red hair. It's her defining human feature. One might argue that Ariel's look is more iconic than her character (she didn't really have much of a character). And sorry if it's non-PC, but red-heads happen to be caucasian. Take that one up with nature.

    Not so with, say, Zendaya playing MJ in Spider-Man. MJ is a character, not a look. So it doesn't matter so much who plays her. I really like Zendaya as MJ (I like her in general to be fair), and I hope I feel the same about the new Ariel. However I think its totally fine for some people to question the casting when it is such a drastic visual change from the iconography of the character.

    As always, there's room for a bit of nuance in the discussion. It doesn't have to mean one side is 'racist' and the other is 'sjw'.
     

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