It was recently announced that an revamp of The Little Mermaid was joining the growing list of animated classics being turned into live-action films. Along with the announcement of the project as a whole, it was confirmed that child sensation, Chloe Grace Moretz, had signed on to play Ariel.
Pretty cool, right?
Despite the film not being made by Universal and not Disney, I think most people are alright with the physical casting of Chloe Moretz. I mean, it's no Emma Watson as Belle but still not a bad choice. However, the good news quickly turned sour after Moretz stated in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight that her version of Ariel was not going to be a redhead.
With that said, technically Chloe is on the right path. In the original novelization of the mermaid tale, Ariel's hair color is never specified as being red. Her hair is, however, described as being long, wavy, and thick. She is also described to be pale and blue-eyed, so they won't have any problems regarding appearance.
You can watch the full clip via Entertainment Tonight here:
You may have previously seen Moretz quite a few years back when she impressed audiences with films such as Kick-Ass, Let Me In, Hugo, and (500) Days of Summer. But then she appeared as the title character in the butchered 2013 remake of Carrie and also failed to "wow" audiences in If I Stay, Dark Shadows, and The Equalizer, so who knows if her star power will be enough for this adaptation. She is currently filming Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and stars in The 5th Wave set to hit theaters in January.