10 actors who'd be perfect for future Disney live-action remakes
Everyone's buzzing about the live-action "Beauty and the Beast" remake. But, while critics debate whether it measures up to the original or not, many have already begun speculating which Disney classic will get the live-action treatment next. Future producers and executives, here are some names for your consideration:
Octavia Spencer as Merryweather from "Sleeping Beauty"
Merryweather's both strong-willed and adorable, much like Spencer herself!
Jacob Tremblay as Christopher Robin from "Winnie the Pooh"
Tremblay's got the boyish charm necessary to make Christopher Robin more nuanced than ever before.
Emma Stone as Jessie from "Toy Story 2"
From her innate sense of humor, to her expressive eyes, Stone could bring the crazy cowgirl to life without flaw.
Harvey Fierstein as Ursula from "The Little Mermaid"
Ursula was modeled after Divine, the famous drag queen. Fierstein's flamboyance would keep tradition alive.
Betty White as the Fairy Godmother from "Cinderella"
Everyone loves Betty White! Sprinkle in some elements of Rose Nylund and you've got the best portrayal yet.
Cher as Mother Gothel from "Tangled"
She's got the hair and the pipes. Plus, who wouldn't love to see Cher take to the silver screen once again?
James Corden as Genie from "Aladdin"
He's mastered both music and comedy. That's what Genie's all about!
Janelle Monáe as Tiana from "The Princess and the Frog"
If her recent roles are any indication, this singer has the right amount of spunk to bring Tiana to life.
Richard Dreyfuss as Geppetto from "Pinocchio"
From Matt Hooper to Mr. Holland, the veteran actor brings every role to life with ease.
Michael Clarke Duncan as Cobra Bubbles from "Lilo & Stitch"
Despite the fact that Duncan passed away nearly five years ago, it's hard not to think of him every time the CIA agent/social worker knocks on Nani's door. I'd be remiss if I didn't honor his memory by including him in this list (and you'd be crazy not see the resemblance)!
Life's full of missed opportunities, of course. Here's hoping these other stars still get their chance. Have any suggestions about who should play Disney's most iconic characters? Share your ideas in the comments below!