Wednesday, March 15, 2023

"The Little Mermaid" Live-Action

As one of Disney's most beloved animated classics, "The Little Mermaid" has enticed audiences for decades. And now, fans can look forward to a live-action remake, set to release May 26, 2023, with a star-studded cast and fresh new songs. Directed by Rob Marshall, the upcoming movie has generated a lot of buzz among those who can't wait to see this fresh new take on a classic tale. So instead of Vave betting, take a look at this exciting live-action:

The Casting 

One of the most anticipated things about the new movie is the casting. Pop star Halle Bailey will be playing 'Ariel', the little  mermaid who longs to leave the ocean and live among humans.

Bailey is known for her powerful vocals and captivating stage presence, making her a natural fit for the iconic role. Jonah Hauer-King has been cast as 'Prince Eric', Ariel's love interest, and fans are eager to see the chemistry between the two young stars. 

But perhaps the most inspired casting choices are Melissa McCarthy as 'Ursula', the sea witch who makes a deal with Ariel to grant her legs in exchange for her voice...

...Awkwafina as 'Scuttle', the bumbling seagull who befriends Ariel and Javier Bardem as 'King Triton', the overprotective father of our favorite mermaid. 

McCarthy is known for her comedic chops, and her take on Ursula is sure to be a highlight of the movie. Meanwhile, Awkwafina's unique brand of humor will no doubt bring some levity to the film and Bardem's gravitas as an actor will lend weight to King Triton's role as the ruler of the sea. 

Lin-Manual Miranda Magic 

Another exciting aspect of the new movie is the inclusion of new songs co-written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The composer and actor has become a household name in recent years thanks to his work on Broadway hits like "Hamilton" and "In the Heights". 

Fans are eager to see what he will bring to the table in terms of new music for the movie. The soundtrack of the original movie is already a classic, so it will be interesting to see how Miranda builds on that legacy with his own unique style. 

What To Expect This Summer 

Of course, as with any remake, there are always concerns about how faithfully the new movie will stay to the original. Fans are particularly curious to see how the underwater scenes will be handled in live-action and whether the new movie will retain the same sense of magic and wonder that made the original so beloved. However, the talented cast and crew involved in the project give reason to hope that the new movie will live up to expectations. 

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