A week after the theatrical release, Disney officially released the clip of The Little Mermaid with Scuttlebutt , one of the unreleased songs for this live-action.
Sung by Awkwafina with some interventions by Daveed Diggs , it is a nice rap in which Scuttle warns Sebastian and Ariel ( Halle Bailey ) that Prince Eric ( Jonah Hauer-King ) intends to propose marriage to an unknown woman. It is obviously about Vanessa ( Jessica Alexander ), behind whose remains Ursula ( Melissa McCarthy ) is hidden.
The film is currently in Italian cinemas. You can watch the clip 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