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The First Trailer for the Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Is Here, But This Is Not the Story You Remember

HOLY GOODNESS, the first official trailer for the live-action Little Mermaid is finally here, and it looks beyond magical.

As you’ll quickly notice, this story isn’t the one you know by heart—it’s definitely part of a different world. Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 1837 story as opposed to the animated Disney movie, this version is about a young reporter and his niece who discover a mermaid at a carnival and believe that she is “the little mermaid.” 

Starring Shirley MacLaine, Poppy Drayton, William Moseley, Loreto Peralta and Gina Gershon and directed by Chris Bouchard and Blake Harris, the movie looks so enchanting despite its complete disregard for the Disney version. I seriously can’t wait.

The Little Mermaid makes its debut later this year.

Catherine is an ambitious twenty-something woman living in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she attends Winthrop University as a mass communication major. She is the President and Campus Correspondent for Her Campus at Winthrop, which she co-founded in November 2014. She has also been a member of the Winthrop chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, and is currently the President of the Society of Professional Journalists chapter at Winthrop. Since being involved with Her Campus, Catherine received an internship at Her Campus Media in Boston, MA. She also currently works as a Chapter Advisor for the company and writes about Grey's Anatomy each week for the site. Because of Her Campus, she has also received writing positions at many publications throughout her 3 years at Winthrop. Outside of her busy lifestyle, Catherine enjoys relaxing with her friends on the weekends and having Sex and the City marathons. She can't live without her dog, family, Cosmopolitan, friends, Starbucks, Instagram, The Bachelor, Grey's Anatomy and of course Chick-fil-A. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @cathclowe!
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