10 Actresses Who Should Star in the Upcoming ‘Little Mermaid’ Film

They recently announced that Sofia Coppola will be directing a live-action version of The Little Mermaid. This film will follow the original Hans Christian Andersen tale and anyone who has read it knows that it is a dark departure from the kid-friendly Disney version. Here are my ideas for ten ladies who would be perfect for the role as The Little Mermaid.


Holliday Grainger is an extremely talented actress who played the role of Lucrezia Borgia to perfection. Her soft-spoken yet strong manner and ethereal beauty makes her a perfect choice for this role.


Elizabeth Olsen is another actress who could deliver a fabulous performance, especially since she would have to deal with being mute for a large chunk of the film. It’s only a matter of time before she plays a princess and this is the perfect one for her.


Nathalie Emmanuel hasn’t had her time to shine yet on Game of Thrones but her beauty is undeniable. Despite having a bit part on the show, her on point facial expressions shows she can emote without speaking much.


Sarah Bolger’s pale beauty makes her look like she could easily be a princess from the sea and she’s had plenty of experience playing royalty; both as Aurora on Once Upon a Time and Mary on The Tudors.


Kaya Scodelario is becoming a bigger star each year, first with Skins and soon with The Maze Runner. She has the right balance of star power and anonymity. Not to mention that gorgeous face.


Shay Mitchell is the star of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. If anyone has “mermaid hair” it’s this gorgeous Canadian actress. Plus, she’s had plenty of practice looking afraid and concerned playing Emily Fields.


Saorise Ronan is one of the most talented young ladies in show business. She’s been tapped to play various princesses in films and I think this is one she could definitely nail without a doubt.


Sophie Turner has grown up in front of our eyes on Game of Thrones and has turned into an incredibly pretty young woman. She has the right mix of maturity and youth for The Little Mermaid and has already proven her acting talents.


Arden Cho has a face that screams ethereal. She’s a talented actress, singer, and model, and I think she would rock this role.


Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has already played a mermaid in POTC 4 but she looked absolutely perfect as one and I think she could handle a meatier role.

Who would you like to see cast in the role of The Little Mermaid?