AnnaSophia Robb and Evan Peters Star in The Little Mermaid Spoof (VIDEO)
When news hit that award-winning director Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, we, like most people, got super excited. Although we’re totally mentally ready to see the dark, dramatic side of Ariel that Sofia will probably portray (she did direct The Bling Ring, after all), after watching Funny or Die’s new Little Mermaid spoof, we’re kinda hoping she makes the film into a comedy. Kinda.
Starring AnnaSophia Robb as Ariel and Evan Peters as Prince Eric, the play on the Disney classic is so on point that we literally laughed out loud multiple times. The story line is the same — Ariel gives up her voice to get legs so she can be with the prince — but it’s set in present day. This means that Ariel and her dad communicate via seashell smart phone and Prince Eric spends his time relaxing on a pool raft with a Burger King crown.
Additionally, the ‘trailer’ features dramatic voice-overs with quotes from a special crab and has a fake soundtrack with tunes by Iggy Azalea and The Strokes. We know the video is 100% a joke, but we can’t be the only ones who would actually go see it in theaters. Right? Watch the full vid above and tell us what you think!