Today, Disney released a new featurette for upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid with new footage from the movie as well as interviews from the cast and creative team behind the movie. In the featurette, the cast, from Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, and Awkwafina, provided more insight into their characters while Rob Marshall and Lin Manuel-Miranda celebrated bringing the movie’s songs to life. As for exclusive footage, the featurette saw Bailey’s Ariel making a deal with McCarthy’s Ursula to be able to live on the surface while giving her aquatic living away.
The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Noma Dumezweni as The Queen, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, and Javier Bardem as King Triton.
Read the synopsis down below:
The Little Mermaid is 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.
The movie is directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee. The songs feature music from Alan Menken with lyrics from Howard Ashman and additional lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The movie’s soundtrack is currently available for pre-orders, pre-saves, and pre-adds here.
The Little Mermaid releases in theaters on May 26. You can watch the featurette down below.