The Little Mermaid. The 1989 classic, which tells the story of mermaid princess, Ariel, who falls in love with a human prince on land, is officially getting the live-action treatment. The cast for the movie is set to be pretty star-studded (more on that later) with some very well known faces in the pipe line, but, the question on everyone’s mind is who’s taking on the role of the mermaid herself? Well, Disney has announced that the leading star in the remake will be teenage singer, Halle Bailey, and it seems like fans are very excited – with many praising Disney for the move.
Disney made it official today.
After “extensive” searching, it seems like they finally found their perfect Ariel, with Halle Bailey set to take on the role of our favorite mermaid princess. Director, Rob Marshall, seems very smitten with his choice of Ariel, saying that Halle “Possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance – plus a glorious singing voice,” according to the BBC. The live-action remake is said to include all of our favorite songs from the 1989 original, including the likes of “Under The Sea” and “Kiss The Girl,” as well as new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda. We don’t know about you, but we’re so happy right now.
The decision is breaking barriers and providing hope and representation for young black females all over the country!
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