Studio Disney presented the leading actress in the film version "The Little Mermaid". The daughter of King Triton Ariel in the tape will play the 19-year-old singer and actress Halle Bailey, known for the r & b duet Chloe x Halle. This role will be her first serious film work - before that the girl could only be seen in the comedy series "Grown Up".
The role of the evil sorceress Ursula in the film can go to the owner of two Emmy awards, Melissa McCarthy, and the Flaunder fish - the best friend of the little mermaid - will be played by Jacob Tramblay, starring in the Miracle melodrama with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. The role of another friend of Princess Ariel - the seagull named Skuttle - will be performed by singer and actress Aquafina.
The Little Mermaid is the 28th full-length cartoon filmed at Walt Disney Studios based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. He talks about the daughter of the sea king Triton Ariel, who once falls in love with a beautiful prince. For the sake of her love, she is ready to do anything. Even if in order to gain happiness, she would have to make a deal with the witch, leave her native ocean and forever become an earthly girl.
The original cartoon was released in 1989 and collected more than 211 million dollars in the world box office with a budget of 40 million. The studio's revival began with it, thanks to which Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and other Disney hits appeared.
The director of the new "Little Mermaid" is Rob Marshall. Filming should start early next year. It is already known that it will include both musical compositions from the original cartoon of 1989, and completely new songs.