Disney announces Halle Bailey will play Ariel in live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’


(D23 – The Official Disney Fan Club)

There is a new Ariel under the sea.

Walt Disney Studios announced Halle Bailey will play Ariel in its upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Bailey is best known for her role as Sky Forster in Freeform’s grown-ish and as being a member of the musical duo Chloe x Halle with her older sister.

Rob Marshall will direct the film, and it will be produced by himself, John Deluca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, with production expected to begin in 2020, according to Disney.

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