Javier Bardem in talks to play King Triton in 'Little Mermaid'
UPI News Service, 07/18/2019
Javier Bardem is in talks to star as King Triton in Disney's live-action film, The Little Mermaid, The Hollywood Reporter announced.
King Triton is Ariel's muscular father in the story. The actor would join Ariel actress Halle Bailey, of Chloe x Halle and young-ish fame. Melissa McCarthy and Harry Styles are also in talks to join the film, as Ursula and Prince Eric, respectively.
The live-action film will be directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee. The animated version of the film premiered 30 years ago.
America's Got Talent host and Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Terry Crews showed interest in the role and sang "Under the Sea," a hit song from the animated film, in a video on Twitter.
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