Halle Reveals The Soundtrack for the Upcoming Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Is Being Recorded
The soundtrack for the live-action remake of the classic 1989 Disney animated film The Little Mermaid is currently being recorded.
The celebrity who confirmed the news to Cosmopolitan is none other than our new Ariel, Halle, of ChloeXHalle.
Halle’s voice is going to sound so beautiful on the Little Mermaid soundtrack omg
— Keke🌙 (@saturkane) September 8, 2020
The upcoming film is being directed by Rob Marshall, who has directed popular musicals, such as Chicago (2002) and Into the Woods (2014). The movie also features an all-star cast including Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Jonah-Hauer King as Prince Eric. The film is set to be released in 2021 but could be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hamilton playwright and Broadway star Lin Manuel-Miranda is also working on the movie as a composer alongside the original composer for the 1989 film, Alan Menken. In February 2020, Miranda revealed that he has written four new songs for the remake. In regards to working with Menken, Miranda told Billboard that he, “will definitely fall short because no one can write like that.” Menken’s former lyricist, Howard Ashman, sadly passed away in 1991.
In talking about the upcoming film on Twitter, Miranda recollected his time writing for the 2016 animated Disney movie Moana.
Me, working new Little Mermaid lyrics, faced with characters in and on the water:
I mean should I dig up my old Moana notebooks or nah
see the line where the sky SHUT UP BRAIN
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 18, 2019
With a hilarious, talented cast and crew, we know that this new live-action spin on the classic tale The Little Mermaid will be one we won’t forget. We cannot wait to see this new adaptation of one of our favorite Disney films.