UNCONFIRMED: Halle Bailey as Ariel for Disney’s Live Action Little Mermaid Movie
After so much speculation, Disney has finally announced that actress Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel for their upcoming Little Mermaid live-action adaptation. Well at least, that’s the unconfirmed reports going around the Internet today.
The actress stars in the series Grown-ish from Freeform and is also half of the group Chloe x Halle. The announcement of her casting was done by the film’s director Rob Marshall. In a recent statement, Marshall was quoted:
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.
In the wake of the announcement, the Chloe x Halle Twitter account posted this:
dream come true… 🧜🏽♀️🌊 pic.twitter.com/sndjYUS6wO
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 3, 2019
The sister duo gained a lot of ground after being taken in by Queen B herself, Beyonce and has since seen their career flourished. Aside from the 2017 series Grown-ish, they have recorded numerous tracks as a duo leading up to their Grammy moment…
Oh and since they already announced Ariel, it will only be a matter of time before Disney closes the book on getting Melissa McCarthy to play the villain Ursula which has been another speculation.