Get your first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid

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Get your first look at Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Our first look at Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has finally made its way to the surface.

A teaser for the long-awaited movie starring Halle Bailey as Ariel was released Friday during the studio's D23 fan expo. The clip shows Bailey in mermaid form swimming around and longing to "be where the people are" while belting out the beloved song "Part of Your World" from the 1989 animated classic.

Disney also announced that the film, which finished shooting back in July 2021, will premiere in theaters May 26, 2023.

The Little Mermaid - Official Teaser Trailer
The Little Mermaid - Official Teaser Trailer

Disney Halle Bailey as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid'

Bailey, one half of Grammy-nominated singing sister duo Chloe x Halle, and a star of Freeform's Grown-ish, landed the role in 2019 and counted Zendaya among those celebrating her casting. The remake is directed by Rob Marshall, who also helmed Disney's Mary Poppins Returns, and will feature music from the original as well as new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken.

The movie also stars Melissa McCarthy as Ursula the sea witch, Javier Bardem as Ariel's father King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King as her human love interest Prince Eric. It also features the voices of Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.

"I can't wait to see it! It's going to be something really amazing," Bardem told EW during our SAG Awards red carpet pre-show earlier this year.

Watch the teaser below:

Disney's The Little Mermaid hits theaters May 26, 2023.

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