Halle Bailey Cast as Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live-Action

We have our first look at The Little Mermaid! After I was able to confirm that Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) wanted to work on Disney’s live-action remaking of The Little Mermaid I’ve been impatiently waiting to see who they were thinking of casting.

Halle Bailey Black Ariel Mermaid
Photo from Halle Bailey (Twitter)

Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid. The film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will feature beloved songs from the animated classic by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as new songs by Menken (music) and Miranda (lyrics).

“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,” says Marshall.

Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020.

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actors Halle Bailey (L) and Chloe Bailey arrive at the world premiere of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood CA, March 26, 2018. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Meghan Cooper
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Meghan Cooper is a writer, content creator, movie critic, and geek living in Atlanta, Ga. She loves movies, traveling, and lots of coffee. Member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, Georgia Film Critics Association, and Atlanta Film Critics Circle.

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