Halle Bailey Is Casted As Ariel In The New Disney Live-Action Film

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.

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