Disney Little Mermaid is in development to have its live-action movie. It will remake the 1989 animated movie where a mermaid princess, Ariel, falls in love with a human prince. After a long search for the cast for Ariel, Disney announced that they find the princess’ character in an American singer, Halle Bailey.
The director of the movie, Rob Marshall, is the one who said so:
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”.
This appointment of Halle to play Ariel denies the rumor saying that the role will be Zendaya’s. Besides for Ariel, Disney has earlier found the casts for other characters. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the sea witch Ursula, even though Lizzo shows interested in the role. Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in discussion to voice Flounder and Scuttle, Ariel’s fish and seagull buddy.
Disney Princess Ariel – Halle is Happy
Halle, herself, is very happy with the appointment. The appointment is the first time for her to play in a big movie. She, however, has also played a TV show, Grown-ish since 2018, a drama movie, Last Holiday, in 2016, and a musical movie, Let It Shine, in 2012. But compared to a Disney movie, she must be very proud. She through the Twitter account of Chloe x Halle, the musical group that she and her sister found, posted:
Little Mermaid will follow other Disney movies that have been remade. This year, there are four Disney live-action movies will be on screen, Aladdin, The Lion King, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and Lady and the Tramp. Aladdin is the one that has been played and received a lot of success. It is worth then to see how this movie will go.