While interviewing with Entertainment Tonight, our future Ariel and her sister, who make up the duo Chloe x Halle, we’re talking about their new album, “Ungodly Hour”. The interview quickly turned towards the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
“I was in London at the beginning of the year about to start filming and of course this pandemic has forced everybody to slow down”, Halle stated when asked about the status of the film. “I’m so very excited for when we start back again and it’s really come together. I just feel honored every day to think about it or even talk about it, I’m like what the heck, that’s really happening?” As for casting changes, Halle confirms there isn’t going to be any recasts, “The cast are beautiful humans inside and out and everybody is already like a family.”
You can watch the full interview here.
Very little has come out regarding The Little Mermaid; however, we did get a chance to see the set of Prince Eric’s ship shortly after production was put on pause.
There are some more updates on the horizon, including the full cast list.
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Directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), The Little Mermaid is set to star musical artist Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah-Haur King as the aforementioned Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as the villainous Sea Witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
Alan Menken recently revealed that he and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Moana) have finished recording all the music for the film, which will feature four brand-new songs. Menken has teased that those songs will consist of new ones for both King Triton (Bardem) and Scuttle (Awkwafina), we also hear Prince Eric will get his own song as well, and that another will feature a duo between both Ariel and Eric.