Disney has caused a stir among fans with the release of a new poster for its highly-anticipated remake of The Little Mermaid. The poster features Halle Bailey, who will be portraying the iconic mermaid Ariel, sitting on a rock and gazing up at the sky with a look of longing. This latest image has certainly ramped up excitement for the upcoming movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 26, 2023.
The poster was accompanied by the announcement that a full trailer for the film will be released during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, further fueling the buzz surrounding the movie. The trailer is sure to give fans a better idea of what to expect from this live-action retelling of the classic fairytale.
In addition to Bailey, the film boasts an impressive cast that includes Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, and Javier Bardem as King Triton.
One of the most exciting aspects of the upcoming movie is the fact that it will feature both original songs from the 1989 animated blockbuster, as well as new tracks composed by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who previously collaborated on the hit Disney film Moana. This is sure to be music to the ears of fans who have been eagerly awaiting the release of this film.
All in all, it seems that The Little Mermaid is shaping up to be one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year. With a talented cast, a beloved story, and an exciting soundtrack, it’s no wonder that fans are already counting down the days until its release.
The movie comes from director Rob Marshall, and this is the synopsis:
The beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.