Disney have just announced the cast of the upcoming remake of ‘The Little Mermaid!’
20-year-old Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel and 25-year-old Jonah Hauer-King will be playing the role Prince Eric. Other members of the upcoming cast include Jacob Tremblay (14) as Flounder, 50-year-old Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, 38-year-old Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and 51-year-old Javier Bardem as King Triton! 32-year-old Nora Lum aka Awkwafina will be playing the seagull sidekick, Scuttle!
The upcoming live-action remake will feature music from the original 1989 movie by Alan Menken, as well as new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan. No premiere date has been set yet, however it’s expected to be released sometime in 2022. Take a look at Disney’s official announcement below and let us know what you think: ARE YOU EXCITED? ARE YOU A FAN OF THE LITTLE MEREMAID??? DO YOU LOOOVE THE ORIGINAL?
Meet the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy & Javier Bardem. Directed by Rob Marshall, featuring music from the animated original & new music by Alan Menken & Lin-Manuel Miranda. pic.twitter.com/yJLjNs4GEa
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