'Little Mermaid': Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King get close in 'Kiss the Girl' clip

Halle Bailey plays Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." File Photo by Greg Grudt/UPI
1 of 5 | Halle Bailey plays Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." File Photo by Greg Grudt/UPI | License Photo

May 8 (UPI) -- Disney is giving a glimpse of the new film The Little Mermaid.

The studio shared a clip from the movie Sunday during the MTV Movie & TV Awards.


The Little Mermaid is a live-action remake of the Disney's 1989 animated film of the same name. Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, a mermaid princess who falls in love with the human Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King).

The sneak peek features footage from the musical number "Kiss the Girl." Ariel (Bailey) and Eric (Hauer-King) are seen getting close during a romantic boat ride before their rowboat is overturned.

The Little Mermaid is written by David Magee and directed by Rob Marshall (Chicago).

Noma Dumezweni, Javier Bardem and Melissa McCarthy also star, while Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay have voice roles.

The film features music by Alan Menken and is produced by Marshall, Mark Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and John DeLuca.


Disney previously released a trailer for the movie in March.

The Little Mermaid opens in theaters May 26.

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Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey, of Chloe x Halle, arrive for the 45th NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif., on February 22, 2014. The sisters are almost two years apart in age. Chloe's birthday is July 1, 1998 and Halle's is March 27, 2000. Photo by Ken Matsui/UPI | License Photo

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