Action The Little Mermaid trailer released

Carla Harmon
March 10, 2017

Meanwhile, Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid - which Lin-Manuel Miranda will be writing new music for - is still in early development.

No, this is not Disney's The Little Mermaid, but it certainly puts its own twist on the Hans Christian Andersen tale. His younger sister (Peralta) meets the mermaid (Drayton), who tells her there is a legend among her people about a little girl who is blessed with the soul of a mermaid.

The new movie, which is being released by Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions, stars William Moseley ("Chronicles of Narnia") and Loreto Peralta ("Instructions Not Included") as a brother and sister who travel to a circus in the backwoods of MS that is told to hold the real-life Little Mermaid. Joining Moseley and Peralta in the film are Oscar victor Shirley MacLaine, Poppy Drayton ("Downton Abbey") and Gina Gershon.

"Little Mermaid" was directed by Blake Harris and Chris Bouchard, working off a screenplay that Harris wrote. Watch the trailer above. The film is expected to hit theaters this summer. A release date for the remake has not been set.

I guess the girl and the blandest-faced Brit I have ever seen go to MS to find out if there is a real "little mermaid", and there is, and adventure follows.

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