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Disney will bring you back under the sea in the upcoming live action remake of 'The Little Mermaid'.


The Cast

The cast for the star-studded Disney remake includes: Halle Bailey as Ariel, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Awkwafina as Scuttle, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric. While speaking to Variety on playing Ariel, Bailey said:

"I don't pay attention to the negativity; I just feel like this role is something bigger than me"

New Music

Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 | This gifted writer and actor port… | Flickr Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 | This gifted writer and actor port… | Flickr

Along with the amazing cast, original composer, Alan Menken confirmed that he and Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda have written 4 brand new songs for the film. While talking on the film, Miranda stated:

"Halle Bailey is going to be such an incredible Ariel, and getting to write music for these characters that are probably the reason I started writing musicals in the first place, it was actually easier than I thought."

The film is set to debut in theaters on November 19th, 2021.

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