Guess who’s about to be flippin’ her fins under the sea. Halle Bailey will play Ariel in Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action movie, the studio announced in a press release on Wednesday, July 3.
“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,” director Rob Marshall said in a statement.
Fans, of course, will recognize Bailey as both Sky from Freeform’s grown-ish and one half of the uber talented sister duo, Chloe x Halle.
More to come…
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