Lindsay Lohan is on a mission to hook herself a dream role and reel in what could be a comeback film — “The Little Mermaid.”
Lohan has taken to social media to let the powers that be at the studio know that she’s ready, willing and able to step in (or swim in, in this case) as Ariel in the live-action film adaptation of “Little Mermaid” when casting begins.
Along with a side-by-side comparison of her and the redheaded girl from under the sea, Lohan wrote on Instagram, “I will sing again, as #ariel #thelittlemermaid” … “@disney approve that “#billcondon directs it along with my sister @alianamusic singing the theme song for the soundtrack.”
She has since edited the post down to simply, “#thelittlemermaid.” Disney has not responded publicly to Lohan’s efforts… but her followers on Instagram have. Among the 91,000 likes was an, “uh… I don’t think so” or two.
“nonononononono disney do not let her do that,” irene_ritmika wrote.
“Too old,” said buttercup_90s_.
“why not? maybe she can play Arielle… a different version of Arielle in the parallel universe… junkie version,” ozan_sarikaya wrote.
Last summer, reports surfaces that Disney was in talks to make a live-action “Little Mermaid” movie and, shortly thereafter, Lohan pitched herself to the Mouse House via, you guessed it, social media. They didn’t respond publicly then either.
Disney tapped “Hamilton” composer, lyricist and star Lin-Manuel Miranda to produce with Marc Platt, who will deliver the film to Walt Disney Studios’ president of production Sean Bailey. Miranda will also consult on the story for the project with songwriter Alan Menken, individuals familiar with the project told TheWrap.
If she nabs this job, it will be her first major theatrical role since 2013’s “Scary Movie 5.”