BLACK PANTHER Star Lupita Nyong'o Rumored To Be In Line To Play Tiana In THE PRINCESS & THE FROG

BLACK PANTHER Star Lupita Nyong'o Rumored To Be In Line To Play Tiana In THE PRINCESS & THE FROG BLACK PANTHER Star Lupita Nyong'o Rumored To Be In Line To Play Tiana In THE PRINCESS & THE FROG

We recently got confirmation that Disney is moving forward with a live-action remake of The Princess and the Frog, and a new rumnor claims that Lupita Nyong'o is being eyed to play the lead...

By MarkCassidy - Aug 14, 2023 08:08 PM EST
Filed Under: Disney
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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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clintthahamster - 8/14/2023, 8:11 PM
No she's not.
TheNewYorker - 8/14/2023, 11:59 PM
@ClintThaHamster - eww no
Shivermetimbers - 8/15/2023, 9:05 AM
@ClintThaHamster - OLLLLLLLLLLLD.
clintthahamster - 8/15/2023, 9:48 AM
Don't get me wrong, she's lovely, but no, she'd be 43 by the time the movie came out. They'll cast someone in their 20s, and they should.
Steel86 - 8/14/2023, 8:12 PM
dracula - 8/14/2023, 8:14 PM
Doubt it.

She is 40, not old but they go mid 20’s at the oldest for disney princesses
dracula - 8/14/2023, 8:17 PM
@dracula - someone like amandla stenberg seems more likely (and she was considered for Shuri)
Origame - 8/14/2023, 8:16 PM
Oh, you mean a black woman was cast as a black person? Could've sworn they'd just cast an Asian or an egyptian. You know, since race apparently didn't matter with Ariel. So why should it matter with Tiana?

And before you say the need for representation, Asians and Egyptians are both underrepresented in media in comparison to black people. In fact, based on the population percentages in our country, black representation is disproportionately high, while other races are underrepresented.

So yeah, if you were pro black Ariel, you should also stand up for a race swapped Tiana.
Mercwitham0uth - 8/14/2023, 8:26 PM
@Origame - Testify.
EskimoJ - 8/14/2023, 8:36 PM
@Origame - I mean, Lupita looks nothing like Tiana either.
Origame - 8/14/2023, 8:37 PM
@Mercwitham0uth - how much you wanna bet they'll throw some other excuse to keep it the same race, which will totally apply to Ariel?
Origame - 8/14/2023, 8:37 PM
@EskimoJ - gotta agree. Especially with her much darker skin.
DarthOmega - 8/14/2023, 8:42 PM
@Origame - There was absolutely nothing racist about your comment. It's accurate and addresses a double standard in Hollywood...


... And for that reason I'm gonna call it racist.

Origame - 8/14/2023, 8:49 PM
@DarthOmega - ha. I've had way too many people try to call me racist for my views on race bending. Once a guy even tried to claim I threatened to call him the n word. Even got banned for spreading that lie.

That's the problem with the people justifying this. They've never actually thought about it for themselves. They were just taught this is how you end racism, and any evidence about how it's actually not is met with hatred.
DarthOmega - 8/14/2023, 9:09 PM
@Origame - It's so weird. For some odd reason they think the way to end racism... Is to constantly obsess over race. Also single out white people and white people alone as the only racist people on the globe. And call anyone who disagrees with them racist. Ya know, because that apparently helps.

They use terms like "Whiteness" as a negative and claim it's nothing racist about it. Gaslighting at it's finest. They also claim racism is prejudice plus power. This is nonsense. Anyone with a race can be racist.

Ask for more original black stories and characters. You're a racist. Ask for a lazy black paint job for a white character... Progressive.


It's like in the early days of Covid when people rightly pointed out it looked like a lab leak. They said "That's racist to say it leaked from a lab. It was clearly because of Asian people eating bats from a wet market"

Again... TF?
Dingus - 8/14/2023, 9:10 PM
@DarthOmega - Your self pity is obnoxious. We get it, you're the sad victim. Boo hoo for you.
Origame - 8/14/2023, 9:21 PM
@Dingus - ok, first of all, are you ever gonna counter any of the points we give? Or are you just gonna keep giving these ad hominem attacks?

Second, find it interesting you focused on his comment, where he gave general statements not focused on himself when I gave a personal story. Probably because even you guys can't downplay outright lying about discrimination, so it's better to just ignore when people in your group think does that sh!t.
Origame - 8/14/2023, 9:21 PM
@DarthOmega - I got your back man.
DarthOmega - 8/14/2023, 9:22 PM
@Dingus - Self pitying victim? How? Where? Why? I get you guys can't come up with a decent argument so you just say.... Well, whatever the hell that was. But how on Earth did you get Im a victim from what I wrote?
Dingus - 8/14/2023, 9:23 PM
DarthOmega - 8/14/2023, 9:24 PM
@Origame - They have beclowned themselves in stunning fashion. Every year they drift further and further into insanity.

Everyone is racist. The voices in my head told me so.
Dingus - 8/14/2023, 9:25 PM
@DarthOmega - Lol.....I never said you were racist.
Origame - 8/14/2023, 9:25 PM
@Dingus - oh and you couldn't even @ me. If you're gonna comment, have the guts to @ me you coward.
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