Disney announces who'll play Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid' live-action movie

scandal 04/07/2019

Disney has found their new star to go 'Under The Sea'!

Not long before the release of 'The Lion King', Disney has shared some exciting news around another one of their future live-action remakes, The Little Mermaid.

Halle Bailey, half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, is set to play the the iconic character of Ariel.

"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 statement.

On their group's twitter, Halle simply said "dream come true."

While news on the rest of the cast is still being kept tight lipped, production on the film is set to start in early 2020.