The latest classic Disney animated feature to be given the live action treatment is The Little Mermaid, and here’s our first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel.
Before we say any more, yes, we know that The Little Mermaid is an almost 200-year-old Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but this version is based on the Disney animated take on that classic story. We cool? Cool!
Anyway, apparently filming is now complete and, to celebrate the fact, Halle popped onto Twitter to release the image, which you can see in full right about here:
and just like that..that’s a wrap ❤️after auditioning for this film when i was 18 just about to turn 19 , to now finishing filming through a pandemic when i turned 21 ..we have finally made it…💖i feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory.. pic.twitter.com/UtbyX5tS6a
— Halle (@HalleBailey) July 12, 2021
Other casting includes Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Melissa McCarthy as nasty old Ursula and Javier Bardem as King Triton. Voice cast-wise, Daveed Diggs is Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay is Flounder, and Awkwafina is Scuttle.
There’s no release date info as yet for this Rob Marshall-directed take on The Little Mermaid.