BreakingLive-Action Disney news: Halle Bailey is The Little Mermaid. Meet our new Ariel!
I just googled her, and y’all, this girl can SINGGGGG.
I’m excited to see where Disney takes this one – and us- when we go under the sea. Production starts in 2020!
Live Action Disney’s The Little Mermaid Has An Ariel
Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
The film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will feature beloved songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).
“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,” says Marshall.
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