Halle Bailey, known for her role in Grown-ish, will be portraying Ariel in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid . Fans have been eagerly anticipating this release, which is set to hit theaters on May 26, 2023.

    Bailey recently made a splash at the White House’s Easter Egg Roll event, where she delighted visitors as a guest reader. She read two books to children, including “The Little Mermaid: Make a Splash” by Ashley Franklin and “Hair Love” by Matthew A. Cherry. It’s clear that Bailey is already beloved by young fans, and her portrayal of Ariel is sure to make her even more popular.

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    About The Little Mermaid

    In The Little Mermaid, Ariel is a rebellious and curious mermaid who longs to explore the human world. Despite the rules forbidding mermaids from interacting with humans, Ariel falls in love with a prince named Eric and makes a deal with the wicked sea witch Ursula to experience life on land. Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, with a cast that includes Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

    “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, as well as new lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca, and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver serving as executive producer.

    Fans of “The Little Mermaid” are already eagerly anticipating the film’s release, and the soundtrack is available for pre-save, pre-add, or pre-order. With such a talented cast and crew behind the project, it’s sure to be a magical and unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

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