one of the fav disney movies is “the little mermaid“.
i remember being obsessed with this movie.
it was to the point i wanted to grow a tail and become a merman.
even though “ariel” is pretty problematic,
this movie brings back a ton of memories for me.
on the wave of “live action/disney“,
they casted who “ariel” will be played by.
once it was announced,
you know “who” is currently having meltdowns as we font…
Singer-actress Halle Bailey will be part of Disney’s world.
Bailey, who with her sister forms R&B duo Chloe x Halle, has nabbed the starring role in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and will play the role of Ariel, the rebellious daughter of King Triton who longs to live on dry land.
The decision was made today, with the budding actress notified later Wednesday morning.
Mermaid is casting up, with Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina in talks to star and lend their voices to other live-action and CG parts.
Rob Marshall is set to direct, after helming the studio’s sequel to Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns.
“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,” said Marshall in a statement.
An early 2020 production start is being planned.
“they” are already having a fit all over social media.
( x black twitter is already calling it out )
imagine all those black merman that will be in that movie.
can i be in charge of that casting?
i hope they cast “prince eric” as a good lookin’ black wolf,
i can see it going to someone white.
regardless of that,
i love that disney chose a beautiful black vixen to play this role.
i think halle has such a beautiful face and i love her voice.
she was the perfect choice to play “ariel” compared to zendaya,
who is killing it in “spiderman” and hbo’s “euphoria“.
chloexhalle showed their excitement on their instagram:
i hope she brings it for that role.
now that i font about it…
you know what this means foxhole?
Storm is about to get a better recast by Disney
what a time to be alive.
article cc: the hollywood reporter