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Halle Bailey Cast as Ariel in Disney's "The Little Mermaid" Live-Action Movie

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19-year-old Halle Bailey is confirmed to playing Ariel in Disney's live-action movie "The Little Mermaid".

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Halle Bailey is one half of the musical duo "Chloe X Halle" nabbed the role of our favourite 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," director Rob Marshall said in a statement.

The film will be produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and it will be featuring our favourite childhood songs from the 1989 animated film. On top of the classic tunes, expect to also hear new songs by Menken and Miranda in the movie too.

Production is expected to begin in early 2020.