Disney gives its live-action Little Mermaid Remake a release date


By Ray Ampoloquio September 12, 2021

The Little Mermaid first made its way into theaters back in 1989.

The classic animated film was both a critical and commercial success. 

Surprisingly enough, it's taken Disney nearly three decades to announce a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

Now, Disney has finally given the Halle Bailey-led remake a release date.

Disney first announced The Little Mermaid live-action remake in 2016. 

However, it wasn't until 2019 that the movie found its lead character in Grown-ish's Bailey.

The award-winning director, Rob Marshall, is set to direct The Little Mermaid's live-action remake.

Meanwhile, Jonah Hauer-King will take on the role of Prince Eric.

Jacob Tremblay and Daveed Diggs have signed on as Flounder and Sebastian, respectively.

Finally, Melissa McCarthy will star opposite Bailey's Ariel as the evil sea-switch, Ursula.

We should expect Disney to announce more details about The Little Mermaid in the coming months.

The Little Mermaid is expected to premiere on May 26, 2023. 

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