Halle Bailey to Play Ariel in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'

5 years ago
Halle Bailey to Play Ariel in
Disney's Live-Action
'Little Mermaid' The casting has been confirmed by
the film's director, Rob Marshall. Rob Marshall,
via statement 19-year-old Bailey
also posted about
the news on
Twitter, calling
it a "dream
come true." Bailey is a series regular on the TV
show 'Grownish' and is a part of
the R&B group, 'Chloe x Halle." For the rest of the cast, Melissa McCarthy is in
talks to play the film's main villain, Ursula. 'Room' star Jacob Tremblay is rumored to be
lending his voice to Ariel's tropical fish friend, Flounder. Awkwafina is also in negotiations to
voice the mermaid's seagull buddy, Scuttle.

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