Zendaya shared her reaction to Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in Disney’s remake of The Little Mermaid.
Today, Disney announced Halley Bailey has been cast as Ariel in the studio’s upcoming remake of The Little Mermaid, the latest in the line-up of live-action reimaginings of their animated hits. Now, Spider-Man: Far From Home star Zendaya has taken to Twitter to share her reaction to the news of Halle Bailey’s casting, stating: “Here for thiiiissss!!”
Before Halle Bailey was officially cast as Ariel, Zendaya was rumored to be a contender for the titular role of The Little Mermaid. Speculation on Zendaya’s casting as Ariel was fueled by her recent decision to dye her hair red, though Halle Bailey’s casting has obviously put an end to the rumor.
Check out the post to see Zendaya’s reaction to Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in The Little Mermaid!
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 3, 2019
Disney’s original The Little Mermaid centered on the princess Ariel, who longed to explore the world beyond the sea. After saving Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel turns to the sea witch Ursula and trades in her voice in order to become a human for the chance to meet the man she rescued.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake will be directed by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the villainous sea witch Ursula while Jacob Tremblay & Awkwafina are being eyed for the roles of Flounder and Scuttle, respectively.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will write new songs for the remake to be included alongside the classic tunes the latter penned for the animated version of The Little Mermaid. In addition to his duties as a songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as an executive producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.
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