the awaited live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ won its first and passionate teaser trailer released during the D23.
The film is slated for a release on May 26, 2023.
The adaptation in live-action of the classic story will have some changes in relation to the backstory of the main characters – including about the iconic villain Ursula (Melissa McCarthy).
The information indicates that the sea witch will be Ariel’s (Bailey) aunt, something that had already been considered for the animated version of the series. Disney. In fact, in the short story signed by Hans Christian Andersenthe sorceress is unnamed and does not have much prominence in history, having only emerged as the main antagonistic force in 1989.
The cast is also made up of Daveed Diggswho will give life to Sebastian, Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula, Awkwafina (‘Jumanji: Next Phase’) as the hilarious Scuttle Seagull, Jacob Tremblay (‘The predator’) as the iconic flounder fish and Jonah Hauer-King (‘Way home’) as Prince Eric.
The Oscar Winner Javier Bardem (‘Mother!’) will be King Triton. Zendaya, Keke Palmer e Chloe Bailey are being tipped to play Ariel’s sisters, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw should play Queen Athena. Jessica Alexander e Or Dumezwini complete the cast, with no roles yet revealed.
Directed by Rob Marshallthe work features music from the original animated film and new music from Alan Menken e Lin-Manuel Miranda.