The first trailer is out for a new live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”.
This is NOT the live-action adaptation of the 1989 Disney animated feature which Lin-Manuel Miranda is involved with, and NOT the one that Universal was developing with Chloe Moretz starring and which Sofia Coppola was briefly linked to.
Instead, this indie one comes from Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions and follows a young girl (Loreto Peralta) and her reporter brother (William Moseley) who travel to a small Mississippi town to meet a woman believed to be a mermaid of legend (Poppy Drayton).
Blake Harris wrote the script and co-directed with Chris Bouchard. Shirley MacLaine, Gina Gershon, and Armando Gutierrez co-star in the film which opens this Summer.