‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall In Talks To Helm Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Dec 9, 2017

Deadline revealed that Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns director Rob Marshall is Disney’s top choice to direct their upcoming live-action adaption of The Little Mermaid. Kick-Ass star Chloe Grace Moretz was signed on to play the title role of Ariel. However, she dropped out last year for personal reasons.

This will be yet another live-action adaption of a classic Disney film after Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book. As well as their upcoming slate of films which include Mulan and The Lion King. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will be compsing new music for The Little Mermaid as well.

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