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Halle Bailey has been casted to play Ariel live action movie “The Little Mermaid”

“The Little Mermaid” live action movie has casted Halle Bailey as Ariel

According to Variety, Bailey was “a clear front runner from the beginning,”following months of meeting with other talent. THR reports “the decision was made today with the budding actress notified Wednesday morning.” Halle and her sister Chloe started as a cover duo, who caught Beyonce’s eye and wound up opening for her during her Formation World Tour and the On the Run 2 Tour with Jay Z. The also performed “America the Beautiful” at the Super Bowl in 2019. 

The 1989 movie followed Ariel as she struck a deal with the villian sea witch, trading her voice and fin for legs, for the chance to win a prince’s heart. The movie included popular songs including “Part of  Your World”and “Under the Sea” the latter of which won an Oscar for Best Original Song. 

Also, the original spawned a direct-to-video prequel and sequel, as well as a Broadway adaptation. “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,” director Rob Marshall confirmed on Wednesday afternoon. 

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