Halle Bailey is about to submerge under the sea, be it. The member of the duo of sisters Chloe x Halle will give life to Ariel in the next adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”.
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The version with real actors will include original songs from the successful 1989 animated film _ “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl” _ and new songs by the original composer Alan Menken and the creator of ” Hamilton “Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Bailey will be accompanied by Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina in the film directed by Rob Marshall, whose most recent credits include “Mary Poppins Returns” (“The Return of Mary Poppins”).
Marshall said that Bailey “possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance – in addition to a glorious voice – all the intrinsic qualities necessary to interpret this emblematic role.”