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Disney’s live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ cast Helle Bailey as Ariel

Halle Bailey all set to sing tunes from under the sea.

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July 04, 2019

With The Lion King right around the corner, Disney has no intention of taking a break from their live-action retelling of classical stories. The studio is already in pre-production for its next flick, The Little Mermaid with many popular actors in the running for various roles. The news that Aladdin had become the highest grossing film in Will Smith’s career is also luring many to be a part of the next Disney fairytale.

With The Lion King right around the corner, Disney has no intention of taking a break from their live-action retelling of classical stories. The studio is already in pre-production for its next flick, The Little Mermaid with many popular actors in the running for various roles. The news that Aladdin had become the highest grossing film in Will Smith’s career is also luring many to be a part of the next Disney fairytale.

Whatever the case may be, Disney has finally announced the lead for their next movie. The US singer Halle Bailey will be playing the role of Ariel in the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid. The 19-year-old is best known for her work on Freeform’s Grown-ish and as half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle.

Bailey expresses her happiness to the news by tweeting that it was a “dream come true.”

The director of the film, Rob Marshall said in a statement: “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.”

Many celebrities are praising the move by Disney for casting a young black woman in the role.

The film will feature songs from the 1989 animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken and Miranda.

Melissa McCarthy has reportedly been cast as the villain, Ursula. With the rest of the casting on the way, the film will move into production in early 2020.

Disney’s live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ cast Helle Bailey as Ariel

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