Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel!!
Halle Bailey has been casted as our new Ariel in Disney's live-action "Little Mermaid!" This young icon is trailblazing for all the generations for black girls!!
“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” Marshall said in a statement.
Bailey is joining a cast that includes Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, while Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula.
“The Little Mermaid” will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda is also producing the film along with Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca.
I will be there front row center rooting for this young icon!!