Javier Bardem in Talks to Play King Triton in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

Javier Bardem
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Javier Bardem attends the presentation of the book 'Mongo Blanco' written by Carlos Bardem at Circulo de Bellas Artes on May 30, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. 

He would join a cast that includes Halle Bailey Ariel and Harry Styles.

The Little Mermaid has found its king.

Javier Bardem is in talks to play King Triton in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He would join a cast that includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, daughter of Triton, and Harry Styles as the human Prince Eric.

Other castmembers include Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula, as well as Akwafina and Jacob Tremblay.

Director Rob Marshal is behind the project, an update of the1989 original that won original song and score Oscars for Alan Menken. For the new film, Menken will update his score and compose anew song with lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. Marc Platt is producing Little Mermaid. Marshall and John DeLuca are also producers, as is Miranda.

More to come. 

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.


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