Disney is continuing their slate of live-action remakes with yet another adaptation of a Disney Renaissance animated classic. After extensive delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid finally began production earlier this year. While it may seem like things just started back up, it’s now being reported that principal photography on the project has wrapped.
The Little Mermaid began production at Pinewood Studios in England back in late January, later moved to Sardinia, Italy. After nearly six months – including a further delay due to a COVID-19 outbreak last month – the movie wrapped on July 11.
Halle Bailey Wraps On The Little Mermaid
Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel in the movie, announced the news on Twitter and gave fans their first look at her in the role of the titular “little mermaid”. In the image, Bailey is in the water smiling and sporting a fishtail.
In addition to Bailey as Ariel, Jonah-Hauer King will play Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy will take on the villainous Ursula, and Javier Bardem will portray King Triton. The voice cast will include Jacob Tremblay as Flounder the fish, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, and Awkwafina as Scuttle, who has been changed from a male seagull in the animated film to a female diving bird in this version.
The Little Mermaid does not yet have an official release date, but music from the original has been confirmed to be included, along with four new songs from famed composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda.