The first teaser trailer for the Rob Marshall-directed live-action The Little Mermaid with the uber-talented and uber-gorgeous Halle Bailey was released yesterday at this year’s D23 Expo.
As soon as that familiar tune from “Part of Your World” starts playing and Bailey starts singing those notes… goosebumps were had.
Marshall introduced played the “Part of Your World” sequence for fans in Hall D23 and invited on stage Ariel herself, Halle Bailey, who shared her excitement about her new role. Marshall concluded by introducing the new teaser trailer, available worldwide today. Featuring fan-favorite songs plus four new songs penned by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the feature film also stars Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as Triton.
The Little Mermaid opens in theaters next summer.