The Little Mermaid – Live Action Movie

The Little Mermaid - Movie

The Little Mermaid – Movie

Universal Pictures and Working Title Films are teaming up with acclaimed Academy Award winning director Sofia Coppola for an incredible new, live-action take on the all-time classic fairy tale The Little Mermaid. Hot on the heels of such recent adaptations as Maleficent, Alice In Wonderland and Snow White And The Huntsman, The Little Mermaid is set to bring the “under the sea” world to audiences around the world in a way that they have never imagined before and soon you could be a part of the magic. Casting calls for roles of all sizes in this fabulous new production will be taking place very soon.

Based on the novel by Hans Christian Anderson (which was adapted into the beloved 1989 Disney animated musical), The Little Mermaid tells the tale of  Ariel, a young mermaid princess who lives in a beautiful underwater kingdom where her loving father reigns as king. Bored with sea life, Ariel becomes increasingly curious about humans and one day comes upon a human prince named Eric. When Ariel saves Prince Eric from a

violent storm he becomes equally smitten with her and makes it his mission to find her wherever she may be. Desperate to join the human world, Ariel makes a deal with Ursula the sea witch – Ariel will give her her beautiful singing voice for three days and in exchange for turn her into a human for that time, if Ariel does not receive the kiss of love from the prince then  she will turn back into a mermaid and and belong to the witch.

This tale of true love and romance above land and below the sea is loved by millions and now the story will once again be coming to theaters everywhere. The Little Mermaid will be directed by Coppola (Lost In Translation, Somewhere, The Bling Ring) from a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Snow White: The Fairest of Them All) and will be produced by 3-time Oscar nominee Tim Bevan (Les Misérables, Nanny McPhee, Fargo) and 4-time Oscar nominee Eric Fellner (Frost/Nixon, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Love Actually).

Casting calls for The Little Mermaid will be happening quickly and every production note and audition detail will be posted here as it is released. Check back for more exciting updates and leave a message for us below and tell us what you love about this amazing story and why you want to be a part of the upcoming casting calls for The Little Mermaid.

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  1. Summer

    Hello, my name is Summer Spray.
    I am 13 years old, I am 5’4 and I weigh 50kg.
    I have loved The Little Mermaid since I was little and I have wanted to act since I was seven years old but unfortunately I have never had the chance. I have been in plays before but never a film (which is what I want to do the most). I love to sing and I am quite good at swimming. I live in London but I am happy to travel if I get the part (I could send a video audition). Please email me if you want to hear more information.

  2. Jasmin

    My collection is indeed complete and if you’d ask my friends, they’d say, that I’m the girl who actually has everything.
    But just like the Little Mermaid I do want more. I want to be part of this movie making industry and I can totally identify with Ariel but I am pretty sure this is no reason for taking me lol. Anyway I’m 5’2 Caucasian girl who loves swimming and the ocean and I’d love to play Ariel cause she’s like so me. Peace out

  3. Jordan freeman

    I love the little mermaid and would love to be apart of it

  4. Davin

    I have played both the prince and the chef in drama performance plays of Ariel, the little mermaid

    Age: 12
    Height: 5’2″
    Sandy blond hair
    Dark brown eyes
    Build: lean, broad shoulders for an almost teen
    American / lives in Canada; Homeschooler, will travel
    Description / attached email from his mother: Fun, popular, frequently makes great jokes, eidetic memory, natural born sweetheart and actor, people always saying he should be in the movies, choir member, performance drama actor, cries and laughs on cue, won’t cut his hair until he gets an acting gig in case you want to style it and it’s getting long! Skiing-swim team-biking-foosball- fluent in French and English

  5. Lauren Kahl Smith

    This is and has always been my favorite movie! I sing “Part of your world” all of the time. My dream is to play in this movie.

  6. Carissa Tice

    I don’t care if I get to be a maid that you only see on screen for .2 seconds I want to be in this movie no matter what. It’d be a dream come true.

  7. Anselma Bautista

    I’m very excited!

  8. Kirsten Brandle

    Hey to all of you at casting call hub!
    I am 20 years old and would love the chance to audition for my dream role, Ariel. I have only stage experiences, but I love trying new things! I sing soprano. I have red hair and blue eyes, and I am 5 ft and 6 in tall. Any more information on the role would be greatly appreciated!

  9. Emily Pike

    Hello my name is Emily and I would just love to be a part of this movie in any way. I have dark brown hair and light brown eyes. I am 5’6 and weigh 146 lbs.

  10. Kalila McCoy

    Hello! My name is Kalila and I have been involved in singing and acting my entire life and I would love the opportunity to audition for the role of Ursula. I know I don’t fit for a Disney Princess, but I sure could play a villian!!! (Plus my friends have called me Ursula several times before)

  11. Farah

    My name is farah i’m 15 i love acting and it’s my dream to become an actress
    Arial is my favorite princess and i would really like to play her role i’ve watched the little mermaid a hundred times and i know it my heart
    I have a reallt good memory and i work on myself all the time i have long brown hair but i can dye it red i have brown eyes and i 5 feet and 4.3 inshes

  12. Farah

    Hi my name is farah i’m an America Egyptian and i live in egypt i’m 5 feet and 4.3 inches tall
    I have light brown hair and some people tell me it’s kind of blonde i have no problem in dyeing my hair red and i have brown eyes
    I’d really love to play the role of arial she’s always been my favorite princess of all time i’ve watch the little mermaid a hundred times and i know it by heart i have a really good memory so memorizing my lines won’t be a problem and i’ll work so hard to be perfect
    This is my dream to become an actress and I won’t give up on it
    to play the role of ariel it will be an honor
    Please contact me if you want anymore details

  13. Sarah W

    Hello, my name is Sarah and I am a 16 year old, blue eyed redhead with over a decade of swimming, dancing, and music experience. I can act both vocally and visually, and I am a driven worker. Being Ariel has been a lifelong dream for me because she was the only person I had to relate to when I was little. Growing up, I find more and more ways we are alike, other than just our features. We are both curious, driven, caring, and have courage to stand up for what we believe. I honestly believe that I was made for this role and that I am the best person to fill it. Please contact me with more information on auditioning for the part of Ariel. Thank you and have a lovely day.

  14. Sarah W

    Hello my name is Sarah and I am 16 years old with a dream to be an actress, but an even bigger dream to be Ariel. I am a strong swimmer, an experienced dancer. I have red hair that becomes cherry red underwater with bright blue eyes to match and I’m about 5’6. I am a soprano 2 and I have done acting on voice, camera, and live audience.

  15. Sarah

    Hi My name is Sarah. I only had Ariel to really relate to growing up, and I actually made a wish to be Ariel in a live action movie in 2017 because Ariel was 16 and I am too. I look just like her with the red hair and blue eyes, I am Soprano 2, I’ve been dancing for 10 years now, I have done some small acting jobs, not huge productions for money but locally, and I have been told I have talent and a control over my expressions. I was a swimmer for most of my life and I do have very good breath control from that, singing, and large wind instruments. I have a good work ethic and this is my dream, so I am prepared to work hard to achieve it. My full name is in my email. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

  16. Tina Lyus

    Hi my name is tina i love the little mermaid and would like the oppitunity to audition for a role i love acting and singing its been a part of my life for a long time the little mermaid is an amazing film it would be incredible to be part of it

  17. Audrey

    My name is Audrey. I have natural red hair and I am 20 years old. The original animated film was released just a couple of months after I was born. I grew up watching the movie on a loop. I was imprinted on by the character Ariel at a very young age and I have always related to her. I would love to keep updated on the casting for the role. I’ve been in a couple of musicals, but I have never done any show professionally, but this would be a magnificent opportunity to audition or just to be apart of the film at all.

  18. Audrey Bateman

    Hello! My name is Audrey and I am really interested in the role of Ariel. I have been in musicals but I haven’t done anything professionally. The original animated movie came out a few months after I was born. As a redhead, I fell in love with the character. I am a dreamer and so I have always felt connected to her. I recently met Jodi Benson and Christopher Daniel Barnes at the Salt Lake ComicCon where Jodi sang for us live. After drying my tears from hearing her sing, I decided to seek out information about the coming movie. It would be such an honor to play this iconic character that has meant so much in my life. I would love to stay updated on this casting and hope I get the opportunity to audition!

  19. Gema robles

    I just simply love this movie that I known it even in my sleep

  20. Anna Clarkson

    Hi to everyone at casting call hub!
    I am a 21 year old British actress and I would love to audition for the role of Ariel. I have been in films previously and want to bring this role to life on the big screen. Please contact me with further details.

    Anna Clarkson.

  21. Tuuli Jõepera

    Hello, my name in Tuuli. I would love to be part of the movie. Ariel has been my role model for all my life. I used to sing like her all the time. i am now 18 years old and my weight is 46 kg. I am 5 ft and 4.5 inches tall. I have grey/blue eyes and brown hair (naturally blond). I’ve been singing all my life (i can sing soprano) and i used to dance balley for 8 years. If you have any questions please contact me.

  22. Judi Domroy

    Hello – I have just closed my second run of The Little Mermaid this year, playing Ursula. I would LOVE to audition for this role. How can I get more information?

  23. Esra

    Hello, my name is Esra oneill
    I’m 11 years old
    Aerial has always been my dream character
    Being a mermaid is so incredible to me
    I have loads of experience swimming with a mermaid tail I would be great for the job I am eligible to dye my hair red as I have done before I am naturally brown haired with hazel eye I would be so hounded to take this job its like a dream come true.

  24. Lauren Lee

    I just graduated college, have blue eyes and reddish blonde hair. To get any sort of part in this movie would be so amazing and I would be eternally thankful!

  25. Lauren Lee

    There were many things in my life that changed but one thing seemed to remain constant and that was the amazing work of The Little Mermaid. This movie gave me strength, lifted my spirit, and made me laugh. To say that this was a classic is an understatement. It’s inspires everyone not only to chase your dreams but to learn and grow through the mistakes as well.

  26. Alexis Hustus

    My name is Alexis Hustus, and I would love to audition for the role of Ariel. She has always been my favorite princess. How would one go about auditioning for this role, I wonder?

  27. Gipsany rivera

    I would like to play Ariel because she has always been one of my favorite princesses since I was a little girl , I have big eye like she does and I don’t mind if I have to change my hair color or have to wear contacts .I have dark brown hair and brown eyes.i also have long locks .In voice range I am a soprano.I love singing.I do take Chrous classes.I am 15 years old but look a bit older.So that why I would like to audition for the role of Ariel.

  28. Sage

    Hello, my name is Sage Quisenberry I would love to be a part of this. Ariel has been my dream character my whole life, but if I can’t play that part I would still love to be in the film. I have blue eyes blonde/red hair (I change it up once in a while), I’m 14, and my height is 5’6.

  29. Cindy

    i am a girl 14 years old …I am tall as Ariel and i have green/blue eyes red lips and i have long blonde hair and i have a fair skin…My voice is great but still i think i need to work on my voice…The reason why i want to be part of this cast is i love acting so much and i wanna live this dream not as a drem but as a real dream…

  30. Charlotte Cookson

    I have always loved this story, and have loved the original also. I have sung and acted since I was 5 years old and part of your world is one of my favourite songs to perform. Having watched the recent string of modern adaptations and the calibre of acting and production, I am very excited about the prospect of being involved in what I’m sure will be an unforgettable film.

  31. Jordan Freeman

    I love disney and the little mermaid and one day dream of being an actress . I can’t wait to find out the cast .

  32. Amanda

    I’ve always had a passion for acting. I love the story of the little mermaid I have watched the Disney film many times. I have been in three school plays Peter Pan, rapunzel let your hair down, and elf jr. I am 15 years old, 5’4, long brown hair, blue eyes, caucasion and I would love to have an opportunity to audition for an amazing production

  33. Marnie

    I’m an 18 year old girl with a love for music, Disney, acting, and singing. I would love to be a part of this movie in any way I am, but (like a lot of others) I’d love to be Ariel. I feel like my voice fits her vocal range well (my vocal range is from Alto 2 to Soprano 1), but I also feel kind of a connection to her as a character in some ways.

    I have previous experience in theater around the country as well as vocal training. I feel like this could be a fantastic opportunity and I’d love to be a part of it.

    I am 5’4 (ish) with green eyes and reddish-brown hair. I am pretty slim and have a paler complexion.

  34. Maya Vereycken

    im 16 years old and i love disney movies, certainly The Little Mermaid. She is a beautiful girl who made her dreams come true on her own!!! Oké, maybe with a little bit help from her friends. She is brave and can overcome her fears. She cares for her loved ones and protects them from all evil, in this case against ursula. She is my true example. When I was little I always wanted te be her and if i may play Ariel in your movie, it’s a dream come true.
    I also wants to be an actress but I was born in the wrong country. I played a roll in a theatre, a singing roll twice and I loved it. Lately I’m looking for casting calls but it’s verry difficult to find something for 16 years old girls.
    I’m 1,63 metres, I have bleu-grey eyes and I once stained my hair red and I found it beautiful with me. Many people also say that my figure is beautiful.
    I know its a chance of the one thousand that you would notice me, but i would not know what to do if I may do an audition for you.
    Sincerely Maya.

  35. Kirsten

    This may sound corny but I love everything about this story and have since I was little. I love how Ariel risked everything for Eric and overcame all of the odds to be with him and she worked to make her dreams come true. It has been my dream to be part of the little mermaid since I was a little girl and this may be my only chance. I would love to have any part in it.

  36. Paige

    I’m an 18 year old with 3 years of theatre experience. Growing up little mermaid was always my favorite movie and I would love th chance to be able to play a part in it even if I don’t play Ariel.

  37. Madeline

    I am a 16 year old girl with a love for animals and a passion of singing. My voice fits the role of Ariel because my vocal range is wide. From pretty low Alto/tenor to a soprano. I have hazel eyes and long thick hair suitable for red hair as I have a fair skin. I am tired of dreaming about living in my dream world and I want to make this happen. I am around 5,11 and I am slim. I am professional and have experience in theatre and vocal training. Contact me if interested.