With the success of the new, live-action version of Cinderella, it’s gotten a bunch of us thinking about other classic cartoons that could get a live-action remake. I’m over at Geek & Sundry talking about my suggestions for a live-action Little Mermaid. I hope you’ll join me over there!
Nerdist posted an article listing 5 classic Disney cartoons they would love to see made into live-action films, Cinderella-style. While I totally agreed with their picks, I kind of went a bit overboard and decided to offer my dream casting suggestions to all 5 films they listed. So here are my suggestions for a live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid:
Jeff Bridges as King Triton
Jeff Bridges has that perfect balance of being a sweet man and being the fierce, trident-wielding god of the sea. He would probably intimidate the snot out of Prince Eric, and he’d be the most fearsome leader in all of the sea while exhibiting that he’s got that deep-thinking zen we’ve seen him display as The Dude and his Squarespace commercials. Also, he’s already got that King Triton beard down pat…