Halle Bailey Cast As ‘The Little Mermaid’ In Live-Action Remake

Holy shit, y’all! Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is getting the live-action treatment and none other than Halle of Chloe x Halle will star in the lead role of Ariel! That’s right, a Black girl is going to play the Little Mermaid. This reminds me of what is hands-down the greatest fairy tale film, “The Wonderful World of Disney, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” (1997) starring Brandy which broke barriers with race-blind casting. We had a Filipino Prince Christopher (Paolo Montalban) whose parents were Whoopi Goldberg (“Queen Constantina”) and Victor Garbor (“King Maximillian”), in love with a young Black woman and that shit was AWESOME.

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