Halle Bailey, the singer half of the duo with her sister Chloe X Halle, who will dive into the abyss playing The Little Mermaid Ariel in the next adaptation of the famous story.
The beautiful and talented black singer will, therefore, be the protagonist of the live-action version which will include original pieces from the famous 1989 animated film and new songs by the composer of the original version Alan Menken.
Menken won two Oscars with the cartoon’s music dedicated to Ariel, best soundtrack and best song with).
Also Lin Manuel Miranda, actor, composer and rapper now very popular in the world of the American musical, is among the authors of the soundtrack of Oceania and has already worked with Marshall playing Jack in the Return of Mary Poppins.
In the cast with Bailey there will be Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay respectively in the roles of Scuttle the seagull, and the Flounder fish. The film will be directed by Rob Marshall, director of the Return of Mary Poppins.