The Little Mermaid (2023)
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Director: Rob Marshall Run Time: 135 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2023
Starring: Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Halle Bailey, Jacob Tremblay, Jonah Hauer-King
Country: United States
About the film:
The beloved story of 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.
The Little Mermaid (2023) is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film of the same name, which itself is loosely based on the 1837 fairy tale of the same title by Hans Christian Andersen.
About the filmmakers:
Rob Marshall is an American film and theater director, producer, and choreographer. After working in theater and as a dancer in various Broadway shows, he transitioned into choreography and then directing. He is best known for helming the 2002 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago, which earned him the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, as well as nominations for the Academy Award for Best Director, the Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and the BAFTA Award for Best Direction. He also directed the film adaptations Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Nine (2009), Into the Woods (2014), Mary Poppins Returns (2018), and The Little Mermaid (2023), as well as Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Screenplay from Academy Award-nominee David Magee (2004’s Finding Neverland, 2012’s Life of Pi, 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns).See our upcoming films