Meet the Cast of Disney's Live-Action Little Mermaid Movie

With the upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," Disney is getting ready to take us under the sea. Its early development began in 2016. Following the mainly positive reviews of live-action "Beauty and the Beast," starring Emma Watson as Belle, and "Aladdin," starring Will Smith as Genie, it seemed only a matter of time before our favorite red-headed princess made a splash as well.
After six years and a pandemic, a release date has finally been set: May 26, 2023. The film's director, Rob Marshall, previously worked on "Mary Poppins Returns." The music for the movie was composed by Alan Menken and co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. And at Disney's Investor Day on Dec. 10, we finally got to meet the actors who will play the memorable characters from the 1989 animated movie.
Singer Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel, and Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, and Melissa McCarthy will all be joining the reboot. Scroll down to see who will be in your favorite movie!

#1 Halle Bailey as Ariel

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Bailey gained notoriety alongside her sister as one-half of the Grammy-nominated R&B combo Chloe x Halle. The two were recruited to Beyonce's record label in 2015 after drawing the notice of the superstar herself with their soulful YouTube covers. The two later appeared together in the sitcom "Black-ish spinoff Grown-ish", which was just given a fourth season confirmation.

#2 Melissa McCarthy as Ursula

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Melissa Ann McCarthy, an American actress, comedian, producer, writer, and fashion designer, was born on August 26, 1970. McCarthy originally rose to prominence in the television series "Gilmore Girls". She has received a lot of recognition. In lists of the highest-paid actresses in the world published every year, McCarthy has been on multiple times.

#3 Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric

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Jonah Hauer-King, an English-American actor, is a relatively new name to fans in other countries. Hauer-King first achieved international popularity with the family adventure movie "A Dog's Way Home" (2017), which was based on the novel by W Bruce Cameron. Hauer-King began his career in intricate and melancholy British dramas.

#4 Daveed Diggs as Sebastian

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Daveed Daniele Diggs, an American actor, rapper, singer-songwriter, screenwriter, and movie producer, was born on January 24, 1982. Diggs is most well known for originating the role of the Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Lin Manuel Miranda's revolutionary "Hamilton" (2015).

#5 Javier Bardem as King Triton

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Spanish actor Javier ngel Encinas Bardem was born on March 1st, 1969. He is well-known for his parts in blockbusters and foreign films, and he has won numerous awards. He won praise from critics for his performances in "Jamón Jamón," "Boca a boca," and "Mar adentro."

#6 Jacob Tremblay as Flounder

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Jacob Tremblay, a talented young actor, will perform the voice of Flounder, Ariel's best friend. Audiences will recognize him from his appearances in "Room" (2015), co-starring with Brie Larson, and "Wonder" (2017), co-starring with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. He also provided the voice for Luca, the lead character in the Disney hit that was nominated for an Academy Award.

#7 Awkwafina as Scuttle

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Awkwafina, the stage name of Nora Lum (born June 2, 1988), is an American actress, rapper, and comedian. She has received a number of honors. She appeared in supporting roles in the comedies "Crazy Rich Asians," "Ocean's 8," and "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising." Awkwafina got praise from critics for her performance as the lead in the comedy-drama movie "The Farewell."
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