July 4, 2019 | by: Chris Pride

Disney casts Halle Bailey as Ariel for live action Little Mermaid

photo cred: Hollywood Reporter

According to the Hollywood Reporter, R&B singer Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in the live action remake of The Little Mermaid.  Bailey isn’t the first casting announcement so far either.  In recent weeks Disney revealed that Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina will take on the role of Scuttle the seagul.

And Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula