The first poster for 2023’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid has been posted on Twitter, giving fans a look at the movie’s aesthetic.
The lead actress who will be portraying Ariel, Halle Bailey, took to her Twitter account to reveal the new poster, which features Ariel sitting on a stone underwater and wistfully looking towards the surface. It also includes the film’s theatrical release date of May 26, 2023.
Check out The Little Mermaid poster below:
Halle Bailey will portray Ariel in the movie with Javier Bardem set to play King Triton, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Melissa McCarthy, who will play the role of the sea witch Ursula.
For their new version of The Little Mermaid, Disney is pairing Lin-Manuel Miranda with Alan Menken — who also wrote the songs in the 1989 animated film — to create a blend of old and new songs that will be featured in the upcoming big-screen version.
Disney’s animated The Little Mermaid made over $211 million at the box office and became a bestseller on home video, popularizing songs like “Under The Sea” and “Part of Your World.” The upcoming film is based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the 1989 Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker.