Disney is getting ready to go back Under the Sea with The Little Mermaid. The brand is adding to its growing list of live-action remakes with a new take on the beloved 1989 animated classic. Now, the principal cast for the new movie is officially set, with Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton and more.
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Here’s everything you need to know about The Little Mermaid remake.
Who’s in the cast?
In July 2019, Disney announced that Bailey, one-half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle and a Grown-ish star, was cast to play Ariel. “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance—plus a glorious singing voice—all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” the film’s director, Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), said in a statement at the time. Halle announced the news on Twitter, writing, “dream