Halle Bailey, half of the sister duo Chloe x Halle will be part of Disney. The singer will star as Ariel in the upcoming adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ the daughter of King Triton whose dream is to live on dry land.
Bailey will join Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina in the live-action film which will be directed by Rob Marshall, who helmed “Mary Poppins Returns.”
In a press statement, Marshall says after an extensive search, Bailey “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.”
Production will be begin in 2020.