It was just announced the Grown-ish star Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action of The Little Mermaid.
“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 director Rob Marshall in a press release.
Fans are going crazy over this news!
Zendaya, whom many fans wanted to play as Ariel, also shared her excitement:
The Chloe x Halle singer shared a recreated image of Ariel on Twitter by artist Dylan Bonner.
“Dream come true…,” Bailey tweeted alongside the image of Ariel singing “Part of Your World” while waves crashed behind her.