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First look at Halle Bailey as Ariel as filming wraps

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Disney has no shortage of live-action adaptations of their animated classics in the works, and the latest has just wrapped up production. After being delayed due to COVID-19, shooting on Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID is now complete, and star Halle Bailey took to Instagram to commemorate the occasion as well as offer our first look at Ariel.

And just like that..that’s a wrap,” wrote Bailey. “After auditioning for this film when i was 18 just about to turn 19 , to 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..it has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone i’ve ever known, to feeling self doubt/ loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as i’ve reached the end. this experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought i could be. i’m so grateful to have such lovely and talented people in the cast like @jonahhauerking that will be my friend for infinite lifetimes, @jacobtremblay who i’m so proud of and legends like @bardemantarctic @melissamccarthy @awkwafina @daveeddiggs who are masters of their craft but are so welcoming and open to little old me..as well as to the rest of the beautiful cast and crew. 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) lol thank you sardinia for a wonderful ending!!!

In addition to Halle Bailey as Ariel, The Little Mermaid also stars Jonah Hauer-ing as Prince Eric, Javier bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jude Akuwudike as Grimsby, and Noma Dumezweni as Carlotta. The film also features the voices of Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Trembley as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle. Alan Menken, who scored and co-wrote the songs for the original film, also returned for the live-action remake and has scored new tunes alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film doesn’t have an official release date at the moment.

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