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    The Full Cast Of "The Little Mermaid" Has Been Announced And It Looks Too Good To Be True

    From "Under the Sea" to a screen near you!

    Earlier this month, Disney announced a ton of updates about their upcoming projects, ranging from new Marvel series to Chris Evans voicing Buzz Lightyear in a new Pixar movie.

    With so many projects headed our way and all the excitement surrounding them, you might've missed one of their biggest announcements: The Little Mermaid live-action film has been fully cast!

    Here's a look at the original animated characters and the actors who will play them:

    Halle Bailey as Ariel

    A still of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Halle Bailey
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    Halle Bailey is widely known for making up one-half of the music duo Chloe & Halle, which she formed with her older sister Chloe Bailey. The Grammy-nominated group was personally discovered by Beyoncé. She also stars on the hit Freeform series Grown-ish, a spinoff of ABC's Black-ish.

    Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric

    A still of Prince Eric from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Jonah Hauer-King
    Disney, David M. Benett/Dave Benett / Getty Images

    Jonah is an English-American actor who starred in films like The Last Photograph and A Dog's Way Home. He also currently stars in BBC's World on Fire.

    Melissa McCarthy as Ursula

    A still of Ursula from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Melissa McCarthy
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    Melissa has been a fan favorite ever since she graced our screens as Sookie on Gilmore Girls. The Primetime Emmy Award winner is the current host of Little Big Shots. She is also preparing to star in the TV adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers.

    Daveed Diggs as Sebastian

    A still of Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Daveed Diggs
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    Daveed has made a name for himself, not just on the big and small screen, but also on stage. His portrayal of Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton still lives rent-free in our minds. He's also featured in Pixar's latest animated film, Soul.

    Jacob Tremblay as Flounder

    A still of Flounder from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Jacob Tremblay
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    Jacob had audiences in awe when he starred as Jack Newsome in the film adaptation of Room. He went on to star in projects like Wonder, Good Boys, and Justin Bieber's "Lonely" music video.

    Awkwafina as Scuttle

    A still of Scuttle from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Awkwafina
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    Awkwafina is another rapper-turned-actor success story. Some of her most notable projects include Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell, and Jumanji: The Next Level. The Golden Globe winner also stars in Awkwafina is Nora from Queens on HBO Max and Comedy Central.

    Javier Bardem as King Triton

    A still of King Triton from "The Little Mermaid" and a photo of Javier Bardem
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    Javier has no problem commanding attention on screen, so it's no wonder Disney chose him to play King Triton. The Oscar winner has starred in many notable projects, like No Country for Old Men, Biutiful, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Mother! He's also expected to star in the upcoming film adaptation of Dune.

    I don't know about you, but this cast looks incredible!


    And as a cherry on top of this theatrical cake, the soundtrack will feature new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, as well as songs from the animated original.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival - "Siempre Luis" Premiere
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    There isn't an official release date just yet, but the Rob Marshall–directed film is supposed to start shooting in January 2021.