Disney Announces Cast of the Upcoming Live Action Little Mermaid

Written by Caelan Doyle

Evan Agostini

Evan Agostini

Some of the cast of the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid have been announced. Halle Bailey from the Hip Hop/R&B group Chloe x Halle has been cast as Ariel, and her co-stars include Jacob Tremblay from Room as Flounder and Awkwafina from Crazy Rich Asians as Scuttle. Melissa McCarthy has been rumoured to play Ursula. 

The change to the characters is a welcome one, giving kids of color to see themselves as the hero or as a princess in a world dominated by exclusively white characters. The release date has not been announced.

Caelan Doyle