Javier Bardem in Talks to Play Ariel’s Father in Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

Collider | 7/17/2019 | Jeff Sneider
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Oscar winner Javier Bardem is in talks to play Ariel’s father, King Triton, in Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, Collider has confirmed.

Halle Bailey, the young singer who represents half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, is set to star as Ariel, the rebellious mermaid who longs to live on dry land.

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Harry Styles is in talks to play Prince Eric, as Collider first reported on Tuesday, while Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the villainoius Ursula. Elsewhere, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are nearing deals to play Ariel’s friends, a guppy named Flounder and a seagull named Scuttle, respectively. Other key roles that have yet to be cast include Sebastian the crab and the key role of Ariel’s mother, who make take on more weight in this movie.

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