Halle Bailey is able to take us beneath the ocean along with her feature-film debut! Again in 2019, it was introduced that the 21-year-old singer and actress can be taking over the enduring function of Ariel in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and earlier this week, we obtained a primary take a look at Bailey on set. Sporting Ariel’s signature mermaid tail, Bailey was noticed beachside in Sardinia, Italy, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, who is ready to play Prince Eric. To make issues extra thrilling, Bailey is making historical past as the primary Black actress to play Ariel.
Disney’s live-action remake of the 1989 traditional might be directed by Mary Poppins Returns‘s Rob Marshall and can function the music stylings of Lin-Manuel Miranda and authentic composer Alan Menken. Additionally becoming a member of the forged are Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, and Noma Dumezweni.