Halle Bailey is playing Ariel in the remake of The Little Mermaid. Picture: Disney / Getty
Awkwafina is in The Little Mermaid cast. Picture: Getty
Jacob Tremblay is Flounder in The Little Mermaid remake. Picture: Getty


Jacob Tremblay, 12, will play Ariel’s friendly fish pal Flounder after wowing critics when he made his movie debut in năm ngoái film Room.

Prince Eric

Jonah Hauer-King is set lớn play Prince Eric! Although One Direction fans were eager for Harry Styles lớn land Prince Eric, he is said khổng lồ have 'politely declined' the role.


Melissa McCarthy is set to lớn play Ursula after teasing that she was set to lớn play the villainous sea creature, & we already know she's going lớn kill it!


Hamilton star Daveed Diggs (Thomas Jefferson và Lafayette obv) has been cast for the role of everyone's favourite singing crab!

Jonah Hauer-King has been cast as Prince Eric. Picture: page authority

The Little Mermaid Release date

We have finally got a confirmed release date for The Little Mermaid and it’s expected khổng lồ come out on May 23, 2023.

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It will be released in theatres first, but Disney is yet khổng lồ announce whether the movie will premiere at the same time on Disney+.

Halle Bailey is set khổng lồ play Ariel in The Little Mermaid live-action remake. Picture: Alamy

The Little Mermaid Plot

Disney tends not khổng lồ veer too far from original storylines when remaking classic movies, so expect the modern version khổng lồ be close khổng lồ the traditional plot.

Of course, the traditional plot centres around Ariel, a young mermaid, who makes a deal with a sea witch, khổng lồ trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water và impress a prince.

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The reboot will also see some brand new songs featured in the film, in addition lớn the already-iconic soundtrack of the original movie.

The Little Mermaid's remake will be released in 2023. Picture: Disney/Alamy

The Little Mermaid Trailer

The highly-anticipated trailer for The Little Mermaid remake dropped on September 10 and it’s even more magical than we dreamed it would be.

Showing a glimpse of Halle Bailey as Ariel, we see the stunning CGI of the singer portraying the mermaid swimming under the sea as she beautifully sings the iconic “Part of Your World.”

The Little Mermaid pictures

Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Picture: pa

Halle Bailey picture as Ariel has us so excited khổng lồ see the movie!

In photos shared by this tabloid, the star can be seen on a Sardinian shoreline with Jonah Hauer-King, where they filmed the famous scene in which Ariel rescues Prince Eric.

Halle Bailey on filming The Little Mermaid remake

On July 12, Halle Bailey, who plays the titular character of Ariel, took khổng lồ Instagram lớn reflect on her experience on mix as filming for the iconic Disney flick wrapped.

"And just lượt thích that..that’s a wrap."

In the emotional post, the 22-year-old triple threat got candid about what the project meant to lớn her.

She wrote: "After auditioning for this film when I was 18 just about to lớn turn 19, lớn now finishing filming through a pandemic when I turned 21 ..we have finally made it..."

Halle Bailey tells fans she can't wait for them to see The Little Mermaid after she wraps filming. Picture: Halle Bailey/Instagram