We know her as half of the singing duo Chloe x Halle, and her supporting roles on the Black-ish TV show spinoff Grown-ish, but now we will know Halle Bailey as the newest Disney princess. Robert Marshall who has been entrusted to direct this beloved animated musical, already has a great record with Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns in his belt (we won’t count Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, against him though). Marshall released a statement saying “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance – plus a glorious singing voice – all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role”. There are rumors of talks with Melissa McCarthy to play the sea witch Ursula, then Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina were said to be in discussions to voice Flounder and Scuttle. I am excited to see who else will join Bailey … Under the Sea !