‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Remake: Everything We Know

Disney is all about live-action remakes right now — not that we’re complaining. Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo, The Jungle Book, Cinderella, Aladdin, and lion king Just some Disney classics getting an update. So what else does the company need to reimagine? little mermaid, certainly. Back in 2016, report deadline A live-action version of the 1989 gem is in the works, but the only details we know are that Lin-Manuel Miranda is working on some music. But now we know too much. Please read on as follows:

The film is directed by Rob Marshall. He collaborated with Miranda Aunt Mary returns; His other musical arrangements include Chicago, 9, and into the woods.

Halle Bailey as Ariel. You probably know her best as one of two members of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle.Marshall says in a statement Regarding Bailey’s casting, “After an extensive search, it became clear that Halle possesses this rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and materiality – coupled with a wonderful singing voice – all of which play the hallmark. Intrinsic qualities necessary for sexual roles.”

Halle Bailey at D23 EXPO 2022 on September 9, 2022.

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Initially, Twitter haters started using hashtags #NotMyAriel Express their dissatisfaction with the black woman who played Ariel.But several people came to Bailey’s defense, including actress Jody Benson, who voiced Ariel in the original little mermaid Movie.

“The most important thing is storytelling. As a family, we’ve raised our kids, and for ourselves, we don’t see anything different on the outside,” she said at Supercon in Florida. According to comicbook.com.

“I think the spirit of the characters is what really matters. It’s what you bring into a character that really matters, in terms of their hearts and spirits,” she continued. “And the outside package – because, let’s face it, I’m really, really old – so when I sing ‘Part of Your World’, if you’re going to judge me by my looks , it might change the way you interpret the song. But if you close your eyes, you can still hear the spirit of Ariel.”

Benson added: “That’s what we want to do, we want to connect with the audience. So I know Disney they have a core of storytelling and that’s what they really want to do. They want to connect with all of us in the audience. Communicate so we can fall in love with the movie again.”

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