The Little Mermaid
Run Time: 135 min.
Opens: May 26, 2023 (preview showings May 25)
Starring: Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs
Director: Rob Marshall
Screenplay: David Magee
“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.
“[Halle] Bailey has a ‘star is born’ role here and makes Ariel her own”– Pete Hammond, Deadline
“[Disney’s] freshest catch since it kicked off this live-action trend … [it] captures the magic of the original.”– Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly