The Little Mermaid is popping again into our in style tradition in some attention-grabbing methods, between a live-action movie set to hit the large display screen and ABC‘s upcoming reside musical rendition. According to a brand new report from TVLine, Glee veteran Amber Riley can be becoming a member of the upcoming The Little Mermaid Live because the occasion’s emcee. According to an announcement from the community, Riley “will present the Daughter of Triton with a special performance for King Triton and his subjects”. She will be a part of a forged that features Moana‘s Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel and Queen Latifah as Ursula.
Riley is greatest recognized for portraying Mercedes Jones in Glee, in addition to successful Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars. This marks Riley’s return to the world of reside musicals, after she beforehand appeared alongside Latifah in NBC’s The Wiz.
The Little Mermaid Live was initially introduced in August, with a forged that additionally consists of Shaggy as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louis, and Riverdale‘s Graham Phillips as Prince Eric. ABC had initially deliberate to air a model of The Little Mermaid Live again in 2017, chopping collectively reside performances of the basic songs with clips from the unique film. It was in the end scrapped forward of its October 2017 premiere dates. Glenn Slater, lyricist from The Little Mermaid on Broadway, will contribute indirectly to the brand new particular. Richard Craft can also be set to government produce.
The Little Mermaid was first tailored right into a Disney movie in 1989, and spawned its personal Broadway musical in 2007. The forthcoming live-action adaptation can be directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), with a script from David Magee and Jane Goldman. The movie is predicted to characteristic authentic songs from the 1989 animated blockbuster, in addition to new tracks composed by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The forged will embody Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder and Awkwafina as Skuttle, with Melissa McCarthy in talks to play Ursula.
“‘Ladies First’. That’s all I’ll say.” McCarthy stated of Latifah’s function in The Little Mermaid Live in an interview in August. “I love Queen Latifah so much. I still have my cassette tape of ‘Ladies First’. Cassette! Does that date me? She can do anything. I’ll be [there with] both hands on [my] chin, watching her.”
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The Little Mermaid Live is about to air on Tuesday, November fifth on ABC, as a part of The Wonderful World of Disney.