Disney is ready to return to Under the Sea with Little Mermaid. The studio has added the classic tale of a fish out of the water to its growing list of live-action releases with a new take on the beloved 1989 animated classic. The main cast for the film is already established, with Halle Bailey playing Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton and more.
Here’s everything you need to know about Little Mermaid say again.
When will it launch?
Little Mermaid will be part of our world on May 26, 2023, Disney announced, every The Wrap.
McCarthy previously confirmed that the film was shot prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Because Little Mermaidhopefully, if everything… is safe, we go back to January in London, which is very exciting, very exciting,” she told Andy Cohen in December 2020 on See what happens live.
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She went on to describe her experience playing a character with tentacles. “I have such a feeling for Ursula,” McCarthy said. “I know she’s the villain, but I’m always like, ‘Oh my god.’ I mean, she’s fun to play. I just do it as if I could just like the vaudevillian nightclub act that lives in my heart. It’s so much fun, you can’t go too far with her. and I’m happy to see it.”
Who’s in the cast?
In July 2019, Disney announced that Bailey, one half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle and one Grown-ish star, was cast as Ariel. “After an extensive search, it became clear that Halle possessed a rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and simplicity — plus a beautiful voice — all qualities. intrinsic needed to play this iconic character,” the film’s director, Rob Marshall (Go to the forest, Chicago), said in a statement at the time. Halle announced the news on Twitter, writing, “dream come true…”
“I feel like I’m dreaming and I’m just grateful and I don’t mind the negatives,” Bailey said Diversity after a racist controversy followed her casting announcement. “I just feel this role is bigger and bigger than me and it’s going to be beautiful. I’m so excited to be a part of it.”
Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina will play Ariel’s two best friends. Tremblay, who starred in Before I wake up and Henry’s Bookwill voice Florunder, while rapper and Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina will voice Scuttle.
On November 12, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Hauer-King has been cast as Ariel’s love interest Prince Eric, rounding out the film’s lead role. This early year, The Wrap report that Harry Styles turned down the role, and Limit line reported in September that Cameron Cuffe (Krypton) and Hauer-King (2017’s Little woman) both tested for it.
In July, Diversity report that Oscar winner Bardem “rounded up” as King Triton, Ariel’s father. McCarthy will play Ursula, the main antagonist in the film, after news broke in June that she had “in conversation“to join the reboot as Sea Witch. In October 2019, Diversity it was reported that the vocalist “Under the Sea” would belong HamiltonDaveed Diggs. Actor who also appeared in Surprised and Blindingwill play Sebastian, Ariel’s crab friend.
The first cast addition of 2021 is Undoing‘S Noma Dumezweni, Limit line report. After her performance as Haley Fitzgerald, Hugh Grant’s Jonathan Fraser whip-smart lawyer, she’ll be singing a different tune. According to the source, Dumezweni is participating Little Mermaid in a completely new, unspecified role.
Will there be new original songs?
In addition to listening to iconic songs by composer Alan Menken and late lyricist Howard Ashman, Hamilton‘S Lin-Manuel Miranda will be working with Menken on new music. This will be Miranda’s second Disney project, following his Oscar-nominated work on Moana in 2016. That same year, Miranda talked about being tapped for work with Vulture. “This came out of a conversation with Disney, and they basically said, ‘There’s no bigger fan of this movie than you, and there’s no bigger public advocate,'” he said. recall, posting on Twitter updates on the project in the years since.
Is there any trailer for Little Mermaid live action movies?
In September 2022, a teaser was released at the D23 show, featuring Bailey’s beautiful long tail and even more distinctive musical styles. The teaser shows some iconic scenes from the animated version of the film, including Ariel’s exploration of a sunken ship, the interior of her amazing underwater cave, and hints about the incident. flaming explosions will connect her to Prince Eric.
There are also a few bars from Bailey’s “Part of Your World” performance, Diversity The reports were broadcast in full to the audience D23.
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