Disney have announced who will play Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid'

With the release of The Lion King just a few weeks away, Disney have share some even more exciting news around another one of their future live-action remakes, The Little Mermaid!

Halle Bailey, half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, is set to play the the iconic character of Ariel.


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Movie Director, Rob Marshall said: "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.," 

On their group's twitter, Halle simply said "dream come true."

The rest of the cast is still unknown but Lizzo has said she would LOVE to play Ursula. The production on the film is set to start in early 2020.