Shouting “Long live the Republic”, Javier Bardem has presented this Thursday in Madrid the new live action adaptation of The little Mermaid from Disney, which will be released in theaters on May 26 and in which he gives life to King Triton.
Javier Bardem, Donostia Award winner and star of the San Sebastian Festival poster
During the posing before the cameras in a hotel in Madrid, the photojournalists asked Bardem for “a kingly gesture”, to which the actor, winner of an Oscar for No country for old men (2007) responded that “that only in the movies.” Before leaving, he said goodbye to the journalists, humorously launching the proclamation “Long live the Republic.”
Directed by Rob Marshall, the new version of the Disney animated classic inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s tale is presented as the story of a young mermaid thirsty for adventure and misunderstood by her father, who tries to keep her in the underwater world.
a little black mermaid
In 2019 this remake made headlines when Disney announced that the role of the flesh-and-blood mermaid Ariel would be played by black actress Halle Bailey. This interpreter gives life to the first black Disney princess since 22 years ago, when the singer Brandy became Cinderella in a 1997 telefilm.
The adaptation will officially hit theaters on May 26. The film premiered in Hollywood on the 9th.