Looks like the live action remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid has found their Ariel 1 year ago

Looks like the live action remake of Disney's The Little Mermaid has found their Ariel

In the past few years, there have been so many animated Disney movies remade in live action films.

From Beauty and the Beast to The Jungle Book, Cinderella to Christopher Robbin, it's basically been a dream for fans of the Walt Disney Studios' classics.

And there's a whole slate of live-action remakes coming up, too - including Mulan, Aladdin, The Lion King and Dumbo. 

Another one that's been in the pipeline is the Little Mermaid - although there have been very little details about the project available until now.

But it looks like Disney may have found their Ariel...and she's someone very familiar.

According to That Hashtag Showa source close to Walt Disney Studios told them that The Greatest Showman's Zendaya Coleman has been offered the role of Ariel.

It's worth noting that both Zendaya's representative and Disney refused to comment on the speculation, so at this time...well, we're taking it with a grain of salt (although we think she would be fab in the role).

The film will reportedly feature a mix of songs from the original animated tale as well as some new ones - with Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and songwriter Alan Menken working together.

The director of Mary Poppins Returns, Rob Marshall, is set to helm the picture.

There has been no word yet on when the movie will become part of our world, but we're definitely excited.