July 05, 2019
Disney announced R&B singer Halle Bailey will star in the upcoming live-action remake of the 1989 classic "The Little Mermaid."
Bailey, one half of the sister act Chole x Halle, will star in the Rob Marshall directed film. She's known for her roles on "Black-ish" and "Grown-ish" on Freeform.
Bailey will be joining Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, who have already been announced as Ariel’s friends Flounder and Scuttle. There are rumors that Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
this means the world. happy to share names with you 😭😭 love you lots https://t.co/Wzkj8Mgsze— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 3, 2019
Oh, hey, meet Ariel!— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 3, 2019
The film will be produced by Marshall, John DeLuca, Marc Platt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Production is anticipated to begin in early 2020, the company announced on Wednesday.