With the release of The Little Mermaid approaching, Disney presses the accelerator on the promotional campaign: a new featurette dedicated to the protagonist Halle Bailey is in fact available .
Her casting was met with much controversy – still ongoing, unfortunately – but the young actress has shown that she knows how to perfectly embody the figure of Ariel , above all thanks to her prodigious voice. In this video, Halle Bailey shares her excitement at getting the part of her, joined by other cast members and director Rob Marshall .
As we know, Mahmood will voice Sebastian in the Italian dub, while Yana_C and Sara Labidi will play Ariel in the songs and dialogues, respectively. Simona Patitucci , who had voiced the protagonist in the animated classic, will give the voice to Ursula . Don’t miss the character posters .
The Little Mermaid will hit theaters onMay 24th. You can watch the featurette below.
Direction and screenplay
This live-action remake of The Little Mermaid was directed by Rob Marshall , who previously worked with Disney on Mary Poppins Returns , Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Into the Woods . The screenplay is by David Magee and Jane Goldman ( Kick-Ass, Kingsman ).
In addition to Halle Bailey ( Ariel ), the cast of The Little Mermaid will include Jacob Tremblay ( Flounder ), Awkwafina ( Scuttle ), Daveed Diggs ( Sebastian ), Jonah Hauer-King ( Eric ), Melissa McCarthy ( Ursula ), Javier Bardem ( Triton ), Noma Dumezweni ( Carlotta ) and Jessica Alexander .
The soundtrack will alternate excerpts from the animated film and original songs. The American composer Alan Menken (winner of two Oscars for the music of the cartoon) is back for this remake, joined by Lin-Manuel Miranda (