The Little Mermaid Release Date Confirmed For 2023: Trailer And Everything You Missed!

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Rob Marshall will be directing the next American musical fantasy movie, The Little Mermaid, which Jane Goldman and David Magee wrote.

Quick Facts About The Little Mermaid 2023

Director: Rob Marshall
Adapted from: The Little Mermaid
Story by: Hans Christian Andersen
Music composed by: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alan Menken
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, Marc E. Platt, John DeLuca

The Little Mermaid 2023 Release Date

May 26, 2023
The release date for Disney's live-action “The Little Mermaid” is set for May 26, 2023, the studio said on Friday. The live-action adaptation of Disney's iconic animated musical from 1989 is “The Little Mermaid.”

The Little Mermaid: The Plot

The plot is anticipated to largely adhere to the original's basic structure, with some additional adjustments made for a more contemporary audience, as with Disney's numerous past live-action remakes.

The Little Mermaid 2023 Release Date

Despite her father, King Triton, admonishing her that interaction with humans is forbidden, the mermaid princess Ariel is attracted by human life in the original 1989 movie (spoiler alert). During a visit to the surface, she develops feelings for Prince Eric and strikes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch, to briefly transform into a human.

When Ariel successfully captures Prince Eric's affection, Ursula attempts to murder Ariel, but Prince Eric kills her first. Ariel and Triton get married and decide to live their entire lives as humans.

Even if we don't know much about how the new movie will approach the story, we may reasonably anticipate that it will fit that description. According to the official synopsis, a young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to exchange her lovely voice for human legs so she can explore the world above water. With this, we can be confident that the main plots are, at the very least, the same.

We are aware of several adjustments that will be made in the remake. Perla and Karina, two new characters, will be introduced first. Although we do not yet know how they will contribute to the plot, given that their characters were revealed beforehand, they will likely have a big part.

Additionally, Scuttle, the seagull's gender, has been altered from male to female, presumably to increase representation, given that Sebastian and Flounder, Ariel's other friends, are both men.

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The Little Mermaid: The Cast

Halle Bailey of the musical combo Chloe x Halle will play the title character, Ariel, in the live-action version of the movie. Jonah Hauer-King, who has appeared in films like The Last Photograph and A Dog's Way Home, will play Prince Eric.

Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula, a rare adversarial role for the legendary comedy actress. King Triton, Ariel's overprotective father, is portrayed by Javier Bardem, who won praise for his performances in Spanish movies in the 1990s and 2000s.

The Little Mermaid 2023 Release Date

The role of Grimsby, the butler of Prince Eric, tasked with selecting the ideal bride for him to wed, will be played by Nigerian actor Jude Akuwudike. Noma Dumezweni, who recently finished a run as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, will play Prince Eric's housekeeper Carlotta. Kajsa Mohammad and Lorena Andrea portray the new characters, Perla and Karina.

The voice cast of the movie features some well-known actors. Daveed Diggs, who has gained notoriety for his roles in Snowpiercer and Hamilton, portrays Sebastian the crab, King Triton's devoted servant. Awkwafina, a comedian and Crazy Rich Asians actor, plays the revamped Scuttle. The voice of Flounder, Ariel's best friend, will be provided by Jacob Tremblay, a child actor most known for his work in Room, Good Boys, and Luca.

The Little Mermaid 2023 Release Date

We also have several reported names with unconfirmed roles in addition to the confirmed actors. For Jessica Alexander, Russell Balogh, Adrian Christopher, Emily Coates, and Simone Ashley, unknown parts have been cast. In the upcoming weeks and months, more details on these roles and any additional casting are most likely to be released.

The Little Mermaid Trailer

The underwater live-action-CGI spectacle has yet to receive an official trailer or teaser, but as soon as Disney does, we'll be sure to let you know. You can recheck this page to find the updates regarding the trailer.