Disney Cast Singer Halle Bailey as Ariel in live-action “Little Mermaid”!!!
First Name Tom, Last Name Foolery… And I’m Everybody’s Uncle!
Including this singing mermaid… Halle Bailey.
Halle Bailey is ready to become a part of your world. The singer has just been cast as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," Walt Disney Studios announced Wednesday.
Bailey, 19, will make her film debut with the role. Other cast members in talks for the movie are "Crazy Rich Asians" star Awkwafina as Scuttle, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula & "Wonder" star Jacob Tremblay as Flounder.
The announcement marks the first time Disney has cast a woman of color in the role of a traditionally white princess for one of its live-action remakes. Bailey called the casting a "dream come true" on Twitter, tweeting a photo of herself as a cartoon Ariel.
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By: Sophie Lewis