The Little Mermaid Live Action Movie: Latest Updates, Release Date & Details

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

Once a hype The Little Mermaid Live Action Movie is now again on fans’ minds. Disney dropped a big bomb when it announced that several of the classic films would be getting a live-action remake, and ever since the announcement came, fans are desperately waiting to see the movies in a whole new direction. On the list, we have The Little Mermaid Live movie which will be released soon, however, things have been pretty rough given the current situation of the world, fans might have to wait for a little to see the movie. A lot of new speculations and important details have surfaced up, and to save you the trouble, we have gathered all the recent updates and information regarding the movie, so here is everything you need to know about The Little Mermaid Live movie.

The Little Mermaid 1989
The Little Mermaid 1989

Few of the fan-favorite classics that were released as a live-action movie included the likes of The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Dumbo, and with the release of Aladdin and The Lion King, fans are all hyped up for the next slot of movies coming to the theatres.

The original movie titled ‘The Little Mermaid’ was an animated musical comedy film, which was released way back in 1989, and it was directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie grossed over $233 million worldwide against a budget of $40 million, and it was a major hit during that time which turned into a timeless classic as we moved on.

What is the Plot of The Little Mermaid? What are the Latest Updates on the production of The Little Mermaid?

Halle Bailey
Halle Bailey will play Ariel

The official plot of the movie is yet to be revealed, however, according to the latest updates, the story will be inspired by the original movie and it will follow the original concepts closely, so expect the same storyline but with little changes here and there. We will keep you updated when the official plot gets announced.

The productions of The Little Mermaid Live was slated to begin in London at the beginning of 2020, however, due to the spread of Covid-19, the production was stopped indefinitely, and made Halle Bailey return to her home in Los Angeles. However, the star has provided the latest updates on the film, and according to her, the production will resume shortly and she is “very excited” about it. She also added that the entire cast would remain the same despite having schedule problems.

The original composer, Alan Menken has returned to the project, and Alan will be working alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda on the music department of the film. According to Miranda, they have produced 4 new songs for the movie, but rumors suggest that some of the original music will be included as well.

Who is in the Cast of The Little Mermaid?

As of now, the cast of The Little Mermaid film includes:

  • Awkwafina as Scuttle
  • Jacob Tremblay as Flounder
  • Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
  • Javier Bardem as King Triton (rumored)
  • Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric
  • Daveed Diggs as Sebastian
  • Halle Bailey as Ariel
  • Jamiyka Jones as Seahorse

We expect to hear about the addition of more new faces in the upcoming days.

When is The Little Mermaid Release Date?

The Little Mermaid live-action film will be released in the fall of 2021 or early 2022. We will be keeping you updated once the official announcement is made.