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FIRST LOOK: Halle Bailey as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’ teaser

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FIRST LOOK: Halle Bailey as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’ teaser

ARIEL. Halle Bailey leads the cast of 'The Little Mermaid' live-action film.

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'The Little Mermaid' is set for a theatrical release in May 2023

MANILA, Philippines – Disney+ released on Saturday, September 10, the highly-anticipated teaser for the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. 

The one-and-a-half minute clip opens with the vast sea before focusing on a swimming mermaid exploring a shipwreck. Halle Bailey, who stars as Princess Ariel, delivers a line from the song “Part of Your World.” 

FIRST LOOK: Halle Bailey as Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid’ teaser

“Can’t believe it’s happening,” Bailey wrote following the release of the teaser. 

The Disney animated classic, which was released in 1989, follows a young mermaid named Ariel who longs to live a life outside the sea. She then strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to exchange her mermaid tail for human legs. 

Disney+ first announced that Bailey was cast as Ariel in July 2019The Little Mermaid also stars Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle. 

The upcoming live-action film will also feature songs composed by Alan Menken from the original 1989 animated classic, alongside new music from Menken and Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

The Little Mermaid is set for a theatrical release in May 2023. – Rappler.com 

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