Walt Disney Studios has recently announced the cast of the upcoming musical movie named The Little Mermaid, which seemed to be a real-life adaptation of 1989’s animated film of the same name as The Little Mermaid.
This upcoming Disney movie is created under the direction of Rob Marshall, Primetime Emmy Award-winner. Along with the direction, he also produced the same with John DeLuca, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Marc Platt. Today, Disney Studios officially announced the names of the star cast of this movie includes Halle Bailey, Javier Bardem, Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy with Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay.
It is officially declared on their Walt Disney Studios’ official Instagram handle. Although the film was all set to go on floors last April this year, it’s further shot is rescheduled due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. However, the shooting of this movie will resume in January 2021.
Although Walt Disney Studios hasn’t precisely disclosed when they will start the shooting of The Little Mermaid, the production company has released which actor will play which iconic character in the 1989’s live-action adaptation.
In the same movie, While Halle Bailey will play the character of Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King will be in the role of Eric, Javier Bardem will ease the part of King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy will seem to play the character of Ursula. However, actors Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay will be named Sebastian, Scuttle, and Flounder.
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On their Instagram handle, the production house shared a collage of the whole star cast. It is captioning as, “Go under the sea and encounter with the cast of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, featuring Halle Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Jonah Hauer-King, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.
This movie will feature its music from the original animated film and an all-new music album by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.
However, The Little Mermaid’s official releasing date is fully wrapped by the makers.