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Halle Bailey set to star as Ariel in Disney's live-action 'Little Mermaid'

One-half of R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle has been the front-runner from the start

July 4, 2019

Variety is reporting that Disney has found their Ariel for it's live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and that person is Halle Bailey, one-half of the R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle.

Director Rob Marshall has spent months meeting with other actresses, but says the 19-yr old was the favorite from the start.

He said in a 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.".

Chloe x Halle posted the following tweet shortly after the announcement.

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