July 18, 2019 11:36 am
Updated: July 18, 2019 11:40 am

Javier Bardem in talks to play Triton in ‘The Little Mermaid’

(L-R): Javier Bardem and King Triton.

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Javier Bardem could become the ruler of Atlantica, the undersea kingdom.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old actor is in talks to play King Triton in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.

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He would join a cast that includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, King Triton’s daughter.

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Other cast-members include Harry Styles — who is in talks to play Prince Eric — Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina and Melissa McCarthy.

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Actor Terry Crews had previously made a plea to play King Triton for the live-action remake of the 1989 classic Disney film.

“If y’all retweet it enough maybe it’ll happen! King Triton! #TerryForTriton #MermanLife,” he tweeted, with a photo of him as King Triton attached.

“Ariel’s Dad! #ArielsGotTerry #AmericasGotTerry,” he tweeted.

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The film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

It will feature songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).

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Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

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