We Have Our Ariel!!!

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We will soon be seeing a woman of colour as Ariel in The Little Mermaid! R&B singer Halle Bailey has been cast in the role.

She will be joining a cast that includes Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina, and word is Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula.

Halle is best known as half of duo Chloe x Halle, one of the first to sign to Beyonce’s record label Parkwood Entertainment.  

“The Little Mermaid” will incorporate original songs from the original 1989 movie as well as new songs from the original composer Alan Menken and “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.