‘Grown-ish’ Actress Halle Bailey Cast As Ariel In Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

The Playlist | 7/3/2019 | Charles Barfield
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With the casting heating up in recent days surrounding the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid,” we knew it was only a matter of time before Disney announced the big role of Ariel. And now, the studio has unveiled who will be the title character in the highly-anticipated film and it appears that the Mouse House is making some very big changes to the look of the character.

“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 the film’s director Rob Marshall.

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After some minor TV roles over the years, Bailey’s biggest opportunity before this film was as one of the stars of the Freeform...
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