One half of the R&B music duo Chloe X Halle, the 19-year-old Halle Bailey has been cast as the character Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action movie The Little Mermaid. This isn’t the first time that Disney has selected a musician to voice a lead character - The Lion King will have Donald Glover’s voice for Simba.
Halle chose Twitter to announce the news. She shared a picture of Ariel and captioned it with ‘dream come true’.
Check out her tweet below:
The movie will include songs from the 1989 original and a few new ones composed by Menken and Miranda.
Director Rob Marshall said, ‘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’.
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