The Little Mermaid Live-Action: Lady Gaga Could Be Playing the Role of Ursula

Author Thumbnail BY Bayani Miguel Acebedo - October 09, 2018

We had recently gotten news that Disney is planning to adapt The Little Mermaid to live-action and it was said that they wanted to have Zendaya play Ariel. Now rumor has come out that they’ve found their top choice to play the sea witch Ursula.

As per the DisInsider, Disney is interested in having Lady Gaga take over the role of The Little Mermaid’s main antagonist. Of course, nothing has been confirmed as of now, so we should take this with a grain of salt, but Gaga seems to be perfect for the role of Ursula. Besides her vocal range, Gaga may also prove to be a box office draw after the success of her work in A Star is Born.

For now, we don’t have that much official news on Mermaid yet. Zendaya has been heavily rumored to be considered for the lead, but nothing official has been announced on Disney’s part. What we do know is that Into the Woods and Mary Poppins returns director Rob Marshall will be at the helm of the project.

As of now, Disney’s live-action slate has films like Aladdin, The Lion King, and Mulan in the works. The Lady and the Tramp is also getting a live-action adaptation, but in lieu of a theatrical release, it’s going to premiere on the upcoming streaming service.

No doubt Disney will want to go big with something as iconic as The Little Mermaid.

No release date has been announced for the live-action Little Mermaid adaptation.

See Also: Zendaya on Possibly Playing Ariel for the Live-Action Little Mermaid

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Bayani Miguel Acebedo is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.