Disney Reportedly Eyeing Legendary Director to Lead Live-Action “Tangled” Film

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Here at Disney Dining, we’ve been reporting on the upcoming live-action Rapunzel movie and the surrounding rumors that have been running rampant.


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It’s worth noting that the Walt Disney Company hasn’t confirmed these rumors…but it’s doubly worth noting that Disney hasn’t denied them either.

So far, the rumors have pointed to Florence Pugh to play the part of Rapunzel, who was played by Mandy Moore in the original film. But we still haven’t heard any rumors regarding the role of Flynn Rider.

If Disney Has the Perfect Rapunzel, Who’s Going to Be the Perfect Flynn Rider?

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One report pointed out Ben Barnes, claiming he’d be the perfect choice, while the original Flynn Rider (Zachary Levi) threw his own hat in the ring, expressing interest in reprising the role.

So far, there have been no rumors regarding the role of Mother Gothel, played by Donna Murphy in the original. That being said, there are new rumors spreading about the director of a live-action remake of Tangled (2011).

But…there are new rumors surfacing, telling of a potential director for the live-action Tangled film.

This Director Could Create Something We’ve Never Seen Before…

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Multiple sources claim that Disney is eyeing none other than Baz Luhrmann as a director for a live-action Tangled film.

If that name sounds familiar, it’s because Baz Luhrmann is the legendary director behind iconic films such as Romeo + Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge (2001), The Great Gatsby (2013), and most recently, Elvis (2022).

What do all of these films have in common? They’re full of glitz and glamor, dramatic musical numbers, and in short, they simply scream ‘Big Hollywood.’

Where Will Disney Go From Here?


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Baz Lurhmann could create a live-action Disney film unlike anything we’ve ever seen before if given the chance, and maybe that’s the point! After all, each live-action remake has received a lackluster reception. Maybe something bigger and bolder will grab the attention of audiences in a way previous live-action remakes haven’t been able to.

Like each claim we’ve reported on, these are just rumors for now, but exciting rumors nonetheless! Stay tuned to Disney Dining for the latest coverage on the situation.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.