The Cast List for Disney’s Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Has Just Been Released and We Are Ecstatic

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The star-studded cast list for the highly-anticipated Disney live-action version of The Little Mermaid has just been released and here’s what you need to know.

Disney first announced that Halle Bailey of the R&B sister duo Chloe X Halle would play everyone’s favorite red-head little mermaid a few months ago. Just yesterday, the magical company released the full cast list for the live-action movie featuring music written by Alan Menken and playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will be directed by Rob Marshall (known for his work directing movie musicals including Chicago, Into the Woods, and Mary Poppins Returns). The star-studded cast list includes Bailey, Daveed Diggs, Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King, Emily Coates, and Awkwafina.

This incredible cast comes from a variety of different backgrounds and we are sure that they will come together to make our fairytale dreams come true. Diggs is known for his work in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton, Bardem is known for his work in the film No Country for Old Men, Tremblay is known for his work in the movie Wonder, McCarthy is known for work in Bridesmaids (and other comedy films), Hauer-King is known for his work in The Last Photograph, Coates is known for her work in Cursed, and Awkwafina is known for her work in Crazy Rich Asians.

The film will feature a screenplay written by Jane Goldman and David Magee and is being produced by Marshall, Miranda, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca. High-profile actors and singers who were rumored to be involved in the production before the cast list was released include Lindsay Lohan, Chris Evans, Harry Styles, Cameron Cuffe, and Kacey Musgraves. In February 2020, Miranda and Menken revealed that they have already written and recorded four new songs for the film.

Fans have voiced their excitement about the upcoming adaptation of the classic 1989 Disney animated movie on Twitter. Although there was initially some controversy about the casting choices for the movie, many fans have stated that they feel Bailey is perfect for the role of the little mermaid.

We cannot wait to see the new version of The Little Mermaid and until then, we will be watching the original movie and singing “Part of Your World.”