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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Casts Halle Bailey as Ariel

By JUSTIN KROLL via https://variety.com/

Chloe x Halle member Halle Bailey is ready to become part of Disney’s world.

The R&B singer has been tapped to play Ariel in Disney’s next live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.” Although director Rob Marshall has spent the last couple of months meeting with talent, insiders say Bailey has been a clear front runner from the beginning.

“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.

Bailey is joining a cast that includes Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, while Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula.

The Little Mermaid” will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated hit as well …

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