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The First Look at 'The Little Mermaid' with Halle Bailey Is Here!

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I'm shaking, I'm crying.

Halle Bailey is Ariel in the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid!

According to DEADLINE, yesterday at D23Disney offered a first look at its live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey and directed by Rob Marshall, which is slated to hit theaters May 26, 2023.

“I’m sure all of you in here can relate to Ariel and how special she is to all of us,” Bailey said from the stage. “Being a little girl swimming in the pool, imagining I was a mermaid, I never imagined that would come to life [like this]. … The three days filming ‘Part of Your World’ was the most beautiful experience of my life — feeling all the feelings she feels, her passion, discomfort, everything she’s experiencing. It was so exciting for me to play those emotions and to have Rob directing me and being such a moving force on this film was really an honor.”


Watch the first official teaser trailer below!

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