To honour The Little Mermaid’s 30th anniversary, Disney says it is cooking up a live concert production of the project called ”The Little Mermaid Live!”. The film starring Halle Bailey, is coming with an entirely different cast.
It was announced on Monday that The Little Mermaid Live! concert production will take place on November 5 and will star Auli’i Cravalho, the actress who voiced Moana, as Ariel, while the role of Ursula was given to Queen Latifah, and singer-rapper Shaggy will portray the lovable Sebastian.
However, the remaining cast members are yet to be announced and according to PEOPLE, ABC says the show will “take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.”
The network adds, “This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-winning Broadway stage version.” The live-action film’s production, however, isn’t slated to even begin until 2020.
Aside from Bailey as Ariel, it has been revealed that Harry Styles with play Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy will act as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Awkwafina will portray Scuttle.