It has been mentioned that Dev Patel could also be cast as a lead position within the Disney one hundred and one Dalmatians prequel, Cruella alongside Emma Stone. Production of The Little Mermaid is anticipated to begin in early 2020. Disney says there will be more casting bulletins in the coming weeks, so we must wait to see who will play characters like Ursula and Sebastian. Grammy-profitable '90s icon Shaggy, is ready to portray Sebastian the crab in ABC's stay version of the Disney musical. Not to be confused with the upcoming Disney stay-adaptation of The Little Mermaid (1989), see § Live-motion. Watch the clip above for extra and put together to go under the sea when The Little Mermaid Live! Halle Bailey will embrace life under the sea, and afterward the floor, to star as Ariel. This is a significant break for the singer/actress, who's a part of the solid of Freeform’s Grown-ish and is one-half of the R&B act, Chloe X Halle. The remake shall be directed by Rob Marshall. And last but not least, Jodi Benson, the unique voice of Ariel, will be making an appearance. The particulars of her role aren't identified. airs Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. As for the stay-motion film, it will be a remake of the original. Disney has but to release any plot particulars, nor a synopsis. However, if the reside-action follows within the footsteps of Aladdin and The Lion King, it's going to probably observe a similar trajectory because the 1989 original. The star then solid a shadow of doubt on the casting.