During the 95th Academy Awards event on ABC, we were treated to the first official trailer for the absolutely stunning upcoming live action THE LITTLE MERMAID. During the presentation, Halle Bailey who plays the titular mermaid and Melissa McCarthy who is absolutely transformed as Ursula took to the stage to introduce the amazing look.
THE LITTLE MERMAID stars singer and actress Halle Bailey as Ariel; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder; Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle; Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric; Art Malik as Sir Grimsby; Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
THE LITTLE MERMAID is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall, and written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee, with a live-action story adaptation by David Magee, Rob Marshall, and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca, based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen, and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt, three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca, with Jeffrey Silver serving as executive producer. The score is by multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken, who won two Oscars® for the music in the animated version of THE LITTLE MERMAID, with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham. Music is by Alan Menken; lyrics are by Howard Ashman and new lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
See it for Yourself
THE LITTLE MERMAID makes a big splash in theaters May 26, 2023.