Set photos from Disney’s The Little Mermaid show Halle Bailey’s Ariel rocking red braids.
Production Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action remake continues to chug along. Last week, we got our first look at Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel. Bailey’s first look saw her sporting a modern-day diving suit, which seemingly confirmed that the film takes place in the present. Bailey was also seen with red braids in the photos, but they were quite blurry. Now, a brand new set of photos from the Italian production give us a better look at Bailey’s Ariel.
The set photos from The Little Mermaid show Halle Bailey’s Ariel on land, wearing a dress. These set photos also give fans a greater look at Ariel’s new hair, which has traditionally just been long and straight. So far, the remake seems confident in doing things its own way, which is exactly what Disney live-action remakes need.
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Disney’s original The Little Mermaid centered on princess Ariel, who longed to explore the world beyond the sea. After saving Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel turns to the sea witch Ursula and trades in her voice in order to become a human for the chance to meet the man she rescued.
Directed by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee, Disney’s The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as the villainous sea witch Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian the Crab. Academy Award winner Javier Bardem was last reported to be eyed for the role of King Triton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will write new songs for the remake to be included alongside the classic tunes the latter penned for the animated version of The Little Mermaid. In addition to his duties as a songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as an executive producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.
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