Disney has set a release date for the live action remake of The Little Mermaid. According to entertainment website The Wrap, the film, starring Halle Bailey, will hit theaters on May 26, 2023.
The remake is an adaptation of the 1989 animated film of the same name. In addition to Bailey, who is also the singer of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy can also be seen as King Triton and the sea witch Ursula, respectively.
In 2019, it was already announced that Bailey would get the role of the Disney princess. That decision was met with a lot of criticism at the time because of the dark complexion of the actress. The film was originally supposed to premiere in 2020, but production was halted due to the corona pandemic.
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