John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum star Halle Berry has reacted to the news that Walt Disney Pictures has cast Grown-ish star Halle Bailey in the role of Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
"In case you needed a reminder... Halles get it DONE," Berry posted on Twitter. "Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey" Berry also posted a picture of Ariel from the 1989 animated movie next to Bailey, showing the similarities been the two.
Of course, fans immediately began to point out the similarities between the two actors' names, which is what prompted Berry to comment on the casting in the first place.
In case you needed a reminder... Halles get it DONE. Congratulations @chloexhalle on this amazing opportunity, we can’t wait to see what you do! #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey pic.twitter.com/z0Rik2nxRe— Halle Berry (@halleberry) July 3, 2019
The Disney film has been busy filling out the rest of its cast. For example, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are being considered for the respective roles of Flounder and Scuttle, two of Ariel’s companions on her journey. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play Ursula, the sea witch who turns Ariel human and, in the process, steals her voice.
The Little Mermaid will follow in the footsteps of other Disney reboots by including songs both classic and new. Original The Little Mermaid composer Alan Menken returns to pen the film’s new music, while Lin-Manuel Miranda is slated to provide lyrics.