Reports about the full cast of Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid are ongoing as of press time. However, in an effort to wet the appetites of fans of the beloved cartoon, ABC will bring Ariel’s fish tales to the silver screen.
According to reports, ABC will air Little Mermaid Live! on Nov. 5, as part of the network’s “Wonderful World Of Disney” block of programming. Moana star Auli’i Cravalho will portray Ariel, while Queen Latifah will portray Ursula the Sea Witch. Reggae superstar Shaggy will portray Sebastian the crab. The live version will be based on the Broadway adaptation.
“The new ABC live concert take arrives as parent company Disney is also plotting a live-action musical with singer-actress Halle Bailey set to topline the feature film,” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina co-star and lend their voices to other live-action and CG parts. Rob Marshall will direct. Production begins in early 2020.”
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