Evil Mermaids Meet Their Match in the New Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken Trailer

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Disney’s much-anticipated Little Mermaid live-action remake is retired this week, which makes nan timing of DreamWorks’ caller trailer for Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken—which features “evil mermaids,” arsenic good arsenic nan perils of precocious school—feel not entirely coincidental.

There’s besides a spot of The Princess Diaries successful this one, successful that a geeky teen gets nan “surprise, you’re royalty!” daze of her young life—albeit location are measurement much elephantine tentacles progressive successful this peculiar fairy tale. Here’s nan charismatic synopsis, which besides casually sanction drops nan movie’s unthinkable cast:

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“Sweet, awkward 16-year-old Ruby Gillman (Lana Condor, To All nan Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise) is hopeless to fresh successful astatine Oceanside High, but she mostly conscionable feels invisible. She’s math-tutoring her skater-boy crush (Jaboukie Young-White, Ralph Breaks nan Internet), who only seems to respect her for her fractals, and she’s prevented from hanging retired pinch nan cool kids astatine nan formation because her over-protective supermom (Oscar nominee Toni Collette, Knives Out), has forbade Ruby from ever getting successful nan water. But erstwhile she breaks her mom’s #1 rule, Ruby will observe that she is simply a nonstop descendant of nan warrior Kraken queens and is destined to inherit nan throne from her commanding grandma (Academy Award victor Jane Fonda), nan Warrior Queen of nan Seven Seas. The Kraken are sworn to protect nan oceans of nan world against nan vain, power-hungry mermaids who person been battling pinch nan Kraken for eons. There’s 1 major, and immediate, problem pinch that: The school’s beautiful, celebrated caller girl, Chelsea (Emmy victor Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek) conscionable happens to beryllium a mermaid. Ruby will yet request to clasp who she is and spell large to protect those she loves most.”

As seen successful nan trailer above, Chelsea bears a beardown resemblance to a definite red-headed animated Disney mermaid... which besides cannot beryllium a coincidence. The remainder of nan formed includes Colman Domingo (Fear nan Walking Dead), Sam Richardson (Veep), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Nicole Byer (Nailed It!), Eduardo Franco (Stranger Things), and more. It’s directed by Kirk DeMicco (Vivo, The Croods), pinch Faryn Pearl (The Croods: A New Age, Trolls World Tour) arsenic co-director, and is written by Pam Brady (South Park, Lady Dynamite), and Brian C. Brown (Briarpatch) and Elliott DiGuiseppi (Lucy successful nan Sky).

Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken hits theaters June 30.

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