Disney is giving fans a first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
The studio released a teaser trailer for the live-action remake of the animated classic Friday on YouTube, after it debuted at the D23 Expo – where Disney unveiled previews of its upcoming projects.
The video starts with a view below the ocean’s surface as fish and sea turtles navigate the water. It then shows Ariel, who stumbles upon a shipwreck. She ventures inside the ship just before the camera cuts away. The title of the film pops up on screen and Bailey begins to sing the Disney classic “Part of Your World.”
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On the red carpet, Bailey, 22, shared her thoughts on the trailer.
“It’s amazing because I’ve actually, I hadn’t seen anything until today. That was my first time seeing the trailer and ‘Part of Your World,” she said. “Seeing it all together, I just cried.”
The singer and actress, who performs with her sister as R&B duo Chloe X Halle, was cast in the film in 2019.
The cast also includes Jonah Hauer-King, Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay and Daveed Diggs. The film is directed by Rob Marshall, whose previous credits include Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns, and Chicago.
The Little Mermaid is scheduled to arrive in theaters on May 26, 2023.
Watch the trailer above.