At this point, Disney has given so many animated classics the live-action treatment, that it's started to shift focus to some of its more modern releases, and we recently got confirmation that the Mouse House is now planning to remake a movie that came out just over a decade ago.
A live-action reimagining of 2009's The Princess and the Frog is in the works, and the movie may have found its lead.
According to reliable scooper @MyTimeToShine, Lupita Nyong'o (Black Panther, Us) is being eyed to play Tiana. Nyong'o is 40-years-old, so if she really is in like to play Tiana - who was only 19 in the original film - Disney is clearly planning to make a few changes to the story.
The Princess and the Frog was a big critical and commercial hit for Disney, but it is generally viewed as being one of the studio's more overlooked/underrated animated films, so fans are probably more likely to give a live-action retelling a chance.
"Hard-working and ambitious, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose) dreams of one day opening the finest restaurant in New Orleans. Her dream takes a slight detour when she meets Prince Naveen (Bruno Campos), who has been turned into an amphibian by evil Dr. Facilier. Mistaking her for a princess and hoping to break the spell, Naveen plants a kiss on poor Tiana -- thereby turning her into a frog as well. The pair hop along on an adventure through the bayous to seek the help of a powerful voodoo priestess."
The original features the voices of Anika Noni Rose, Keith David, Bruno Campos, Michael-Leon Wooley, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Cody, John Goodman, Peter Bartlett, Jenifer Lewis, Oprah Winfrey, and Terrence Howard.
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