Disney Casts Halle Bailey As Ariel In Their “Little Mermaid” Live-Action Film

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“Look at this stuff ISN’T it neat, wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete, wouldn’t you think I’m the girl, the girl who has eeeeverythiing” –

Do you know what movie that song is from? If you do then you are a super “Little Mermaid” fan just like I am. I watched that movie close to half a million times so you can imagine my reaction when I first heard that Disney Casted Halle Bailey as Ariel for the live-action remake.

This was the statement Disney made today:

“After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and substance β€” plus a glorious singing voice β€” all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” the film’s director, Rob Marshall, told the outlet in a statement on Wednesday.

Via Fox:
Bailey, who will make her Hollywood debut with the film, joins previously announced stars Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, who play the characters of Flounder and Scuttle, respectively. Melissa McCarthy has also been reported to be in talks to play the film’s iconic villain, Ursula.

This new “Little Mermaid,” which begins production in 2020, will be heavily based on the 1989 original animated version, with several songs from the initial film being carried over into this live-action version. Original composer Alan Menken, along with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, have also been commissioned to write new songs for the upcoming film.

Halle’s reaction to the news was just like many of us! She said it was a dream come true

 

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dream come true… πŸ§œπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŒŠ #thelittlemermaid

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The twitter reactions have been mixed! Black Twitter is showing out and super lit while back at the plantation white supremacist twitter is punching air!

Here are some of the lit reactions:

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