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‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action movie wraps filming

‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action movie wraps filming

COMING SOON. The highly-anticipated live-action remake of Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid' finishes production.

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Lead star Halle Bailey also shares her first look as Ariel

Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has wrapped production, as confirmed by lead star Halle Bailey. 

In an Instagram post on Monday, July 12, Bailey uploaded a photo of herself in the ocean against the sunset. 

“After auditioning for this film when I was 18 just about to turn 19, and now finishing filming through a pandemic when I turned 21, we have finally made it. I feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory,” she said. 

Bailey added that the whole production process wasn’t easy. “It has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone I’ve ever known, to feeling self doubt/loneliness, but also feeling freedom and perseverance as I’ve reached the end.”

“This experience has made me so much stronger than I ever thought I could be,” she added.

Aside from thanking her crew and cast members, Bailey also shared her excitement for the movie release. “I cannot wait for time to speed up so you all can watch this film because it was made with so much love (plus blood, sweat and tears),” she said. 

Disney first announced that Bailey was cast as Ariel in July 2019. It began production in 2020 but was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April 2021, the filming resumed in Sardinia, Italy. 

The Little Mermaid remake also stars Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric,  Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle. 

The upcoming live-action film will also feature songs composed by Alan Menken from the original 1989 animated classic, alongside new music from Menken and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel-Miranda. 

A release date for The Little Mermaid has yet to be announced. – Rappler.com

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