The Little Mermaid: UK release date, trailer, cast, soundtrack and all you need to know

13 November 2019, 09:48 | Updated: 13 November 2019, 09:51

The Little Mermaid: UK release date, new trailer, cast, songs and all you need to know
The Little Mermaid: UK release date, new trailer, cast, songs and all you need to know. Picture: Disney

By Rory O'Connor

The Little Mermaid was originally released in 1990, but now the film is making a comeback with a live-action remake.

Fans of the original will be hoping the reboot contains hit favourites from the soundtrack including 'Under the Sea' and 'Part of Your World'.

The Little Mermaid release date: When is it out in the UK?

Disney announced the live-action adaptation in May 2016, confirming it will be directed by Rob Marshall.

However, the film is scheduled to begin production in April 2020, meaning fans have quite the wait.

The Little Mermaid trailer: Is there a teaser?

Currently there is no trailer for the film, but keep checking back to for all the latest updates.

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The Little Mermaid movie plot: What will the film be about?

The original animated film was all about Ariel, a 16-year-old rebellious mermaid who was fascinated about life out of the water.

Desperate to see what life was like on land, she repeatedly visited the surface but was forbidden by King Triton, her father.

In an unexpected twist, Ariel fell for a human prince and was determined to live with him on land.

Being a mermaid, Ariel made a deal with sea witch Ursula in order to become a human for three days.

This was a dangerous deal and ultimately came at a high cost for King Triton.

It is not yet known whether the live-action film will be entirely the same but made with a new cast and modern techniques, or if Ariel will be seen in a different light with a new storyline too.

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid. Picture: Disney

The Little Mermaid cast: Who will star in the new film?

Disney has announced 19-year-old actress and singer Halle Bailey will star as the lead Ariel in the film.

Halle is one half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle and is signed to Beyoncé’s record label, Parkwood Entertainment.

Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks with the production to play sea witch Ursula. Jacob Tremblay is set to voice Ariel's fish sidekick, Flounder.

Awkwafina, who starred in Ocean's 8 is in talks to play Ariel's seagull friend, Scuttle.

Harry Styles was originally rumoured to be in talks to play Prince Eric, but it has now been confirmed 24-year-old Jonah Hauer-King will play the role.

Sebastian the Crab and King Triton are also yet to be announced.

Halle Bailey will play Ariel in The Little Mermaid
Halle Bailey will play Ariel in The Little Mermaid. Picture: PA
Jonah Hauer-King will play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid
Jonah Hauer-King will play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid. Picture: Getty

The Little Mermaid soundtrack: What songs appear?

At this early stage, film bosses are keeping tight-lipped on the soundtrack.

Fans will be hoping that all the favourites will be back, but if previous Disney live-action remakes are anything to go by, new songs will also be created.

Stay tuned at for all the latest Little Mermaid updates.