The DisInsider were the first to report Bardem’s involvement.
Halle Bailey will play Ariel, whilst Melissa McCarthy is playing her evil aunt Ursula. Jacob Tremblay (Wonder) and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) will also star.
The live-action film will be dircted by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee, with Jane Goldman penning an earlier draft. It will incorporate the songs from the animated film as well as new material from original composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), who is also producing.
The Little Mermaid follows the story of a mermaid Princess Ariel who fell in love with a Prince who was from the surface.