‘The Little Mermaid’ Remake Finds Its Ariel in Halle Bailey

/Film | 7/3/2019 | Chris Evangelista
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Singer-actress Halle Bailey wants to be where the people are, so she’s joined Disney’s Little Mermaid remake cast. Bailey will play lead character Ariel, who really wants to get away from her undersea kingdom and hang out with us lousy land-dwelling humans. The cast for Disney’s latest live-action remake is coming together quickly, with Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina all in talks to dive into the project.

Halle Bailey, a singer-actress who appeared in Last Holiday and on the TV series Grown-ish, is officially Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid. Rob Marshall, who helmed Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, is set to direct the remake of the 1989 animated film, with Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda all producing. The film will feature songs from the original movie by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, with new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).

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“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,” Marshall said in a statement. Jodi Benson provided the voice of Ariel in the original film.

Little Mermaid casting has been surfacing over the last few days. First word came...
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