Disney Should Cast The Shindellas as the Muses in Hercules Remake

Disney Should Cast The Shindellas as the Muses in Hercules Remake

Jennifer Hudson recently made a pitch to Disney for a role in the upcoming live-action remake of Hercules, and it may have worked as she’s now said to be in talks with the studio. 

Last year, it was confirmed that Avengers: Endgame directors, the Russo Brothers, had signed on to produce the Hercules makeover with Wonder Woman 1984’s Dave Callaham set to write the script.

The new live-action instalment is expected to remake the classic 1997 animation, which saw Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito and James Woods among the stars who voiced leading characters. 

In a recent interview, Aretha actress Jennifer made no secret of her desire to land a starring role in the upcoming blockbuster. 

A source has now revealed to Metro.co.uk that she’s a favourite with Disney to play one of the five all-singing gospel Muses; Calliope, the Muse of epic tales; Clio, the Muse of history; Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy; Terpsichore, the Muse of dance; and Thalia, the Muse of comedy. 

The Shindellas

Could The Shindellas make up the rest of the Muses? (Picture: Getty Images)

‘At the moment they are most interested in Jennifer Hudson, The Shindellas, Teyonah Parris and a number of Broadway stars.’ 

Teyonah, 33, is best known for starring in Chi-Raq, The Marvels, WandaVision and, most recently, the remake of iconic horror movie Candyman. The Shindellas, consisting of Tamara Chauniece, Kasi Jones and Stacy Johnson, are an African-American trio from Nashville. 

The insider told us: ‘The producers are in informal talks with actors and artists they want to appear in the live-action release and are keen on casting The Muses soon. 


Read the article at metro.co.uk