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Disney’s Live-Action Little Mermaid Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel

Disney’s Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel

Disney’s Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel

Lin Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will produce music for the film!

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Hally Bailey, one half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle, is ready to be a part of your world!

The Grown-ish star will play Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, Variety reports. 

 

 

“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,” said director Rob Marshall.

The movie will reportedly feature new songs from the 1989 film's original composer Alan Menken and Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda, who is also a producer of the film. 

Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are the other confirmed castmates, and Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula. With a black leading lady, will Ariel's royal mermaid family be black? If so, I volunteer Idris Elba as King Triton!

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Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!