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Halle Bailey to feature as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid

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Halle Bailey to Feature as Ariel in Disney's Next 'The Little Mermaid'
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The ChloeXHalle fame R&B singer, Halle Bailey is picked on to play Ariel in Disney’s next live-action ‘The Little Mermaid.’ Halle Bailey, herself confirmed the news by thanking Disney for the venture through her social medias. So, now Halle Bailey will belt some of her tunes under the sea, soon.

Disney finds their Ariel in Singer Halle Bailey

Although, Halle Bailey was a front-runner from the very beginning, it took months for makers to settle on the R&B singer. Halle Bailey will play the lead protagonist of  Ariel, the mermaid in in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Marshall is pretty excited to work with Halle Bailey for the very first time.

Marshall told in a statement:

We needed someone who possesses a rare combination of youth, heart, innocence and substance. The iconic character needs someone with a glorious voice and great spirits. We are happy to find Halle who holds all these qualities.

Meanwhile, Bailey is roped to play Ariel. Melissa McCarthy returns on to play super-villian, Ursula. The other cast members include Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina.

The Little Mermaid: Plot and Cast-line

Halle Bailey to Feature as Ariel in Disney's Next 'The Little Mermaid'

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Likewise, the reboot version of 1989’s “The Little Mermaid” will retain the original songs from the movie. The movie songs including Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl and Part of Your World lead on to beg an Oscar for Alan Menken.

For the upcoming iteration, Oscar winner composer, Alan Menken will work with Lin-Manuel Miranda on tunes and music. Alan was the main mind behind the 1989’s original movie songs.

Miranda is also chairing producer’s seat along side director Marshall, John DeLuca and Marc Platt. David Magee and Jane Goldman simultaneously penned down the script while handing on to previous draft.

Bailey’s will mark her film debut through playing Ariel. Bailey fetched this promising success at a tender age of 19. She went famous after forming her musics band, Chloe x Halle in year 2015 with her sister Chloe.

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Since their debut YouTube covers, the duo went on to has sign a record deal with Parkwood Entertainment. Bailey has also opened for Beyoncé for her world “Lemonade” tour.

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