All of that is straight from the Mouse itself. Official. Confirmed. However, the press release doesn’t mention the other castings that have been reported this week. It only says “Additional announcements regarding The Little Mermaid are expected in the coming weeks.” But, odds are those announcements are going to be that Melissa McCarthy is Ursula, while Jacob Tremblay is voicing Flounder, and Awkwafina is voicing Scuttle. All of those negotiations are still in early talks, but likely to be final soon—and there are still plenty of roles left to fill going forward.


Bailey tweeted this soon after news broke:


If production is starting next year, The Little Mermaid may not be in theaters until 2022, but that’s just speculation. A release date, and more casting, is sure to be coming soon.

This article was updated to put in the tweet.

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