In quite possibly the BEST news ever, it’s been reported that Disney might be diving under the sea and developing a live-action version of its most iconic animated movie ever, The Little Mermaid.
Deadline is reporting that Disney legend Alan Menken is set to team up with Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda to handle the music for the movie. YAAASS.
But Disney better have some mercy for us POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS and nail this casting.
So BuzzFeed decided to dream-cast the live-action Little Mermaid.
But first! Some MOOD MUSIC.
Alright, grab your best dinglehopper and let’s DO THIS THING!
#1 Ariel would be played by SELENA GOMEZ.
Why this is a GREAT idea: First of all, Selena Gomez is already a bona fide Disney star — having starred in the Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place. And she is currently the reigning POP PRINCESS, so she’s got the royalty part down. But most importantly, anyone who plays Ariel needs to have the perfect balance of sweet innocence and fierce independence, which is something Gomez can definitely bring to the role. Of course, she would have to dye her hair red!