In the upcoming live-adaptation of Disney’s hit cartoon film The Mermaid, Halle Bailey has been casted to play the main character, Ariel. Director Rob Marshall says that Halle was the clear front-runner for the role since 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 stated.
This will be her first feature-length film and a great addition to an already successful entertainment career. Halle is part of a sining group with her sister Chloe (Halle x Chloe) who was discovered and signed by Beyonce’. The pair also star in Freeform’s series Grown-ish.
Stars like Janelle Monae, Halle Berry, Lizzo, and others show their love on Twitter: