Who Plays Ariel In The Little Mermaid 2023? The highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic The Little Mermaid is set to hit theaters on May 26, 2023. With Rob Marshall at the helm, the film features a star-studded cast, including Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.
Who Plays Ariel In The Little Mermaid 2023?
Halle Bailey, known for her music career alongside her sister as Chloe x Halle, has been cast in the titular role of Ariel. The young actress underwent extensive underwater filming for the movie, sometimes spending up to 13 hours in water tanks on set. In a recent interview with Edition magazine, Bailey shared her excitement about portraying the beloved character, noting that the live-action version will put a more contemporary spin on the classic story.
A Contemporary Spin on The Little Mermaid’s Story
Bailey revealed that the upcoming film will focus on Ariel’s personal journey and independence, rather than solely on her love for Prince Eric. Disney has updated the themes to reflect modern values and emphasize Ariel’s strength, freedom, and self-discovery.
The All-Star Cast
Jonah Hauer-King will star as Prince Eric, while Melissa McCarthy takes on the role of the villainous Ursula. Javier Bardem is set to play King Triton, and Noma Dumezweni will portray Queen Selina. The voice cast includes Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
A Magical Musical Experience
Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Hamilton and Moana, has teamed up with legendary composer Alan Menken to create new songs for the remake. Menken, who composed the original score and songs for Disney’s 1989 animated film, returns to bring the enchanting underwater world to life once more.
With its updated story, talented cast, and mesmerizing music, Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid is poised to make a splash in theaters on May 26, 2023.
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