Halle Bailey Cast As Ariel In Live Action Remake Of ”Little Mermaid”

Disney Casts Halle Bailey As Ariel In Live Action Remake Of ”Little Mermaid”

Halle Bailey will be Disney’s next big star.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the 19-year-old singer and actress will make her feature film debut as Ariel in the live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”

According to Variety, Director Rob Marshall says that it was “abundantly clear” that Bailey was the best fit for the role. Industry insiders even say she has been the “front runner from the beginning.” 

“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 Marshall in a statement.

After the news broke, Bailey tweeted “dream come true,” along with a photo of what fans interpreted to be her as a mermaid. 

Bailey is best known as one-half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle. The group, which features her older sister Chloe Bailey is signed to Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment label and even opened up for Queen Bey on the European leg of the Formation Tour. 

As far as acting goes, the sisters are currently apart of the reoccurring cast of Freeform’s ’Grown-ish,’ which stars Yara Shahidi. 

Production for “Mermaid” reportedly begins in early 2020.

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About Retonjah Burdette

Retonjah Burdette is a publicist and published content curator from Atlanta, Georgia. After receiving her Bachelor’s in Public Relations from Georgia Southern University in 2017, Burdette then went on to get field experience with one of the top entertainment PR firms in Atlanta. Since the start of her career, Burdette has worked with a number of actors, authors, entrepreneurs and independent artists. She has secured placements on media outlets such as TV One’s Sister Circle, Good Day Atlanta on FOX, V-103, CBS 46, Kontrol Magazine, KISS 104.1 and Rolling Out to name a few. In addition to her growth in PR, she is currently a writer for Baller Alert, a top platform for news and entertainment. In hopes of bringing the visions of others to life, she launched Girl Avant-Garde in 2019, a creative agency specializing in innovative content, branding and PR in entertainment. Her overall goal is to have autonomy over her creative thought process and to teach branding to new entrepreneurs and others pursuing a career in the public eye.

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