Wednesday, March 15, 2023

"The Little Mermaid" Live-Action

"The Little Mermaid" is the new live-action, musical fantasy feature, directed by Rob Marshall, adapting Disney's 1989 animated film of the same name, based on the 1837 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy, opening in theaters May 26, 2023:

"...'Ariel', the youngest daughter of 'Atlantica' ruler 'King Triton', is fascinated with the human world but mermaids are forbidden to explore it. 

"After saving 'Prince Eric' from a shipwreck and falling in love with him, she becomes determined to be with him in the world above water. 

"These actions lead to a confrontation with her father and an encounter with the conniving sea witch 'Ursula', making a deal with her to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress Eric. 

"However, this ultimately places her life (and her father’s crown) in jeopardy..."

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