While everyone was fascinated when we saw Atlantica, The Little Mermaid’s watery abode. Disney soon decided to make a living in an action movie based on the age-old story.
When Is Disney Going To Release The Live In Action Movie Of The Little Mermaid?
It was confirmed a couple of weeks back that Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel, the titular character in the age-old story. Anyone who is not aware of this actress is one half of R&B duo Chloe x Halle with her sister, Chloe. She has announced this news through her Twitter account and thanked Disney for this opportunity.
Director Rob Marshall has also made the news clear by stating that after an extensive search, Halle seems to have the rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance. Not to forget a glorious singing voice as well. This was one of the necessary qualities for the role.
this means the world. happy to share names with you 😭😭 love you lots https://t.co/Wzkj8Mgsze
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) July 3, 2019
Who Finally Bagged The Titular Role Of Ariel In The Movie?
However, it was a tough choice indeed as some big names also came up for the role of the finned lady. Disney Star Zendaya was eyed for the role and even Lindsay Lohan showed interest in the role for a while. Halle indeed had to face quite a tough competition for the role. Melissa McCarthy is reportedly going to play the role of the evil sea witch Ursula. After much controversy, the role of Prince Eric went to World on Fire actor Jonah Hauer-King.
While we all are quite aware of the original story of a mermaid who sacrificed her life for a rather poignant ending. However, it would be interesting to see what a new perspective is Disney going to bring in the movie. Javier Barden is reportedly being eyed for the role of King Triton. The film is set to make an early release in the year 2021.