Javier Bardem could be heading under the sea…
The 50-year-old Spanish Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star in Disney‘s live-action remake of its animated classic, The Little Mermaid.
He’s circling the role of King Triton, father of Ariel, who is being portrayed by Halle Bailey.
Rob Marshal lis directing the live-action/CGI feature from a script by David Magee.
One Direction’s Harry Styles is reportedly being considered for the role of Prince Eric. Previously announced cast members include Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.
Marc Platt, Marshall, Lin-Manuel Miranda and John DeLuca are producing the film for Disney.
The original film’s composer Alan Menkenis back to write new music and will craft the lyrics with Miranda.
Bardem, who picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his role in the 2007 Coen Brothers film No Country for Old Me, will co-star in Dune, the Denis Villeneuve-directed film adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling novel, which is set up at Legendary.