Watch Halle Bailey Transform into Ariel in ‘Little Mermaid’ Trailer

Disney’s first trailer The little Mermaid The live-action remake starring Halle Bailey is finally out. The long-awaited teaser was unveiled on Friday, September 9 as part of the D23 Fan Expo.

In the teaser, Bailey is completely transformed into Ariel while swimming in the ocean. Towards the end, she sings the beloved track “Part of Your World” from the original animated film. The film is slated for a release date of May 26, 2023. According to EOthe film will feature not only the music from the original film but also new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alain Menken. The list of starred actors includes Melissa McCarthy like Ursula, Javier Bardem as Ariel’s father, King Triton, and more.

Watch the trailer below:

Melissa McCarthy revealed in an interview that she “burst into tears” hearing Halle sing on set. “I had a really, really — not weird, just overwhelming reaction,” she said. “It’s so beautiful and it comes from such – it’s just different. This girl has roots and she sings with her heart. When I heard it, there were seven of us crying because we didn’t hadn’t heard,” she added. In July, Halle launched a YouTube channel where she teased solo music in her intro video.

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