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The latest news on the film adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Move over Belle, Ariel’s coming!

By Matt Galea
The latest news on the film adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’

With the upcoming release of Disney’s live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and an IRL The Lion King flick in the works, we can’t help but wonder which classic story will be revived next.

Apparently, fans of The Little Mermaid have been wondering the same thing, in particular two stars who have come forward recently to express their interest in playing everyone’s favourite fishy friend, Ariel.

Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan took to Instagram to share a selfie alongside a pic of Ariel to point out the similarities between the two.

Lindsay has been very vocal about wanting to play the beloved character if a live-adaptation ever gets off the ground, calling it a ”dream role “ of hers.

Soz Lindsay, it looks like you have some competition from a younger actress as Liv and Maddie star, Dove Cameron has recently admitted to wanting to play the character and she has the support of her legion of fans!

A Dove fanatic took to Twitter to express that they would looooove the blonde babe to portray Ariel, writing:

"Me: Who will play Ariel in the love action film."
~various suggestions~
@AndruQuin: I've got it, @DoveCameron.
Me: Dies, screams: YES!”

Dove responded with "awh," pointing out that she feels flattered and is interested in her fan’s proposal.

In September 2016, Chloë Grace Moretz dropped out of Universal Studios' The Little Mermaid live-action remake, and so far there has been no word as to whether or not the project will still go ahead.

But if it does (and we srsly hope it does!) we know two willing actresses who are keen AF to play the part!