Disney has cast Chloe x Halle singer Halle to play Ariel in “Little Mermaid”.
Halle, from the R&B duo Chloe x Halle has been cast by Disney to play Ariel in upcoming live-action movie “Little Mermaid.”
“They” are currently mad, and the joy “we’re” feeling from this news is overwhelming.
Director Rob Marshall released a statement today confirming the news.
Marshall stated that although he met with many people for the part, Halle has been a front-runner from the beginning.
He said in his statement:
“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,”
Halle celebrated with a post on twitter:
“The Little Mermaid” will have the original songs from the 1989 movie. The movie will also incorporate new songs from original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda will also be co-producing the film along with Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca.
Black Twitter reacting to the news that Halle Bailey from the group ChloeXHalle was cast as Ariel in Disney's Live Action Little Mermaid pic.twitter.com/QiBEOG2awy
— Matthew A. Cherry 🏁 (@MatthewACherry) July 3, 2019
I SEE SOME OF THE UNSEASONED IS MAD CUZ ARIEL IS A BLACK WOMAN LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO A FISH YALL PLEASE 😂😂😂😂😂😂HALLE IS ABOUT TO KILL THAT SOUNDTRACK AND YALL ARE BITTER! pic.twitter.com/hAtYY6liwJ
— 💧 ɹɐɯʎɐɹ ʎuoɥʇu∀ 💧 (@AnthonyRaymar) July 3, 2019
zendaya, candace patton, and halle bailey heading to the bank to cash their checks after snatching roles originally meant for white women pic.twitter.com/yrNV3uQkJH
— 𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐲 FFH SPOILERS MUTE ME (@michellesparis) July 3, 2019
lindsay lohan put all that energy into coming for zendaya just for halle bailey to get cast as ariel, i have to laugh pic.twitter.com/PR1X0YTBOV
— anna || go see ffh in theaters this july 2nd (@annathomsenn) July 3, 2019