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Following news earlier this week that the beautiful, androgynous model Andrej Pejić will be playing one of Ariel's sisters in Sofia Coppola's adaptation of The Little Mermaid, we decided to fill in the blanks of the missing cast members to create our fantasy oceanic fairytale. With the gender-bending Pejic as the only confirmed performer, Coppola's adaptation is sure to bring an unconventional, edgy and glamorous spin to the classic tale. Take a look at our dream cast, below.

Sky Ferreira as Ariel:Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 2.45.49 PM.pngIf her Ariel-meets-Vegas-stripper wig in the "Night Time, My Time" music video isn't enough to prove that Sky Ferreira is aesthetically suited to the role, it seems like her entire discography was meant to be adapted into a Little Mermaid musical. Imagine Sky Ferreira on top of that ocean rock singing "Sad Dream," and then diving into the sea post-Prince Eric rejection, in Saint Laurent flippers and smudged eyeliner screaming "You're Not The One" at the top of her lungs.

Jared Leto as Prince Eric:

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(Photo of Jared Leto by Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com)

 
What mermaid -- or human -- alike hasn't at one point succumbed to a guilt (or not so guilty) crush on Jared Leto? He's got those luscious long locks and whirlpool eyes but at the end he'll probably wind up ditching Ariel to be with Princess Lupita Nyong'o -- or because 30 Seconds To Mars is going on tour.

Kathy Bates as Ursula:

Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 2.41.59 PM.png The most obvious choice. Kathy Bates was terrifying as Madame LaLaurie in American Horror Story: Coven, painting her face with the blood of her tortured slaves among other horrific things, and with the right purple hue and ominous jazz hands, she would definitely kill as Ursula too.

Robin Thicke and Terry Richardson as Ursula's Pet Eels:

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Miley Cyrus as Sebastian:Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 2.21.01 PM.pngMiley is SUCH a frisky crustacean.

Morgan Freeman as King Triton:Screen Shot 2014-06-16 at 3.18.47 PM.pngThe only actor with enough godly power and smooth seductiveness to play both Ariel's merman-daddy and king of the entire ocean is Morgan Freeman. He rocked the all-white suit as God in Bruce Almighty, and would be equally fierce wearing gold cuffs, a flowing beard, and a trident.

Jonah Hill as Flounder:
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(Photo of Jonah Hill by Jimi Celeste/PatrickMcMullan.com)

Aside from their shared baby cheeks, both Flounder and Jonah Hill make for epic wingmen. Flounder's extreme anxiousness and buffoonery throughout the Little Mermaid is just like Jonah in Superbad, right...? Also just imagine Jonah Hill swimming around in a striped yellow and blue onesie.
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