We have our new Disney princess and she looks like Halle Bailey from Chloe x Halle fame!
The R&B singer and grown-ish actress was the frontrunner as said by the director, Rob Marshall.
‘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,’ he was quoted by Variety as saying.
Halle joins the cast of the live-action adaptation which currently includes Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay and it has been reported that Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula.
The Little Mermaid will have original songs as well as songs from the 1989 animated film. Songs will be produced by the original composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda from Hamilton and Moana fame.
The sisters, Chloe x Halle rose to fame when they started posting videos of them singing Beyonce songs on YouTube and were then discovered by the powerhouse and signed by her record label and they opened for her on her Lemonade tour.
Fans were super excited by the casting including her namesake Halle Berry, and Nick Jonas. Check out some of the best Twitter reactions:
In case you needed a reminder… Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey pic.twitter.com/z0Rik2nxRe
— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 3, 2019
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 3, 2019
YES. Can’t wait. https://t.co/oNdgyWLDhJ
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 3, 2019
Black Twitter reacting to the news that Halle Bailey from the group ChloeXHalle was cast as Ariel in Disney's Live Action Little Mermaid pic.twitter.com/QiBEOG2awy
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 3, 2019
— Leslie @Loving Inosuke Hours (@leslietries) July 4, 2019
“i can’t express how happy and excited i am at all.” pic.twitter.com/udArK0acLo
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 4, 2019
I just know that Halle Bailey is going to be an amazing Ariel in The Little Mermaid remake.
Her vocals are outstanding and amazing – imagine what her singing Part of Your World is going to sound like. pic.twitter.com/ao7yUHjh0r
— ? (@acursedlove) July 3, 2019
— Alice X. Zhang (@alicexz) July 4, 2019
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