Singer Halle Bailey has been forged as Ariel in Disney’s stay motion reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
The 19-year-old – who’s in musical duo Chloe X Halle together with her sister Chloe – was forged after an “intensive search”.
She stated on Twitter that it was a “dream come true”.
The movie is being directed by Rob Marshall, who stated: “After an intensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that uncommon mixture of spirit, coronary heart, youth, innocence, and substance – plus a wonderful singing voice – all intrinsic qualities essential to play this iconic function.”
Information of the casting was praised on Twitter, with many individuals remarking on the importance of a younger black lady taking up the function.
Marshall may even produce with John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The movie will characteristic songs from the 1989 animated traditional by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, in addition to new songs by Menken and Miranda.
Manufacturing on The Little Mermaid is predicted to start in early 2020.