Halle Bailey is one half of the alternative R&B group Chloe x Halle, who were signed by none other than Beyoncé.
Disney's latest live-action movie will be The Little Mermaid, and the franchise just announced its leading lady—19-year-old Halle Bailey.
The singer and actress initially found fame when her YouTube covers were discovered by Beyoncé, and she's been performing alongside her sister as part of the music group Chloe x Halle since 2013, when the duo were signed to Beyoncé's label, Parkwood Entertainment. Bailey also appeared in Beyoncé's video for "All Night," and apparently, Queen Bey was directly involved in crafting their first album, though the girls write all their material themselves.
Image via BBC
Image via EarthInfoNow
Chloe x Halle's music is effortless, crystalline R&B. It's sensual, enhanced by ethereal backup harmonies and sultry beats—but if you listen closely, you can hear a little bit of the Disney Princess in Bailey's effortless lead vocals, which soar above the instrumentation and keep even songs about heartbreak feeling buoyant and glossy.
Chloe x Halle - Cool People - Official Music Video (Live) www.youtube.com
The duo's latest LP, The Kids Are Alright, is an experimental concept album, broken up by several interludes and full of whimsical songs that bridge the gap between youthful optimism and introspection. They also oscillate between dreamy alt-pop and more traditional hip-hop. Many of the tracks feature nothing but the singers' voices processed over floaty synths, and listening to it, it's not so hard to imagine "Part of Your World" revamped for modern times, set over a pounding kick drum and filled out by deftly engineered harmonies.
Bailey's voice will surely suit Ariel's songs, some of which will be taken from the original animated movie and some of which will be written just for this film. The original songwriter, Alan Menken, will collaborate with Hamilton writer Lin Manuel Miranda to craft several new songs for the live-action version. The movie will be directed by Rob Marshall, and Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, and Melissa McCarthy are all in talks to star. The film is expected to begin production in 2020.
As for Bailey, she seems to be riding high on the thrill of this announcement:
dream come true... 🧜🏽♀️🌊 https://t.co/sndjYUS6wO— chloe x halle (@chloe x halle)1562184152.0
- Barcelona Travel Guide - 'Grownish' Stars Chloe and Halle Bailey's ... ›
- Joaquin Phoenix Joker Movie Eyes 'Glow' Star Marc Maron – Variety ›
- Celebrity | Yahoo News Phillipines ›
- Comic Book ›
- The Beat: Comics and Pop Culture News, Review, and Interviews ›
- Pop Culture ›
- POPSUGAR Celebrity ›
- Disney Finds 'Little Mermaid' Star in Singer Halle Bailey (THR ... ›
- Disney live-action 'Little Mermaid' has cast singer Halle Bailey as Ariel ›
- Halle Bailey Set To Play Ariel In 'The Little Mermaid' Remake ... ›
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.
The best thing about movies is that sometimes they feature cats.
Cats are great. They are furry purr-boxes that usually hate you. Whether they're the hero, the villain, or just kind of there, nothing beats watching a movie and seeing a cat on-screen. So we've compiled a list of the best REAL cats in movies. That means the movie needs to feature a REAL cat instead of an animated cat, because otherwise this would just be a list of cartoon cats. These cats are REAL, and they're works of art:
- 33 Drunken Thoughts I Had During "Cats," The Greatest Movie ... ›
- Why “Cats” Is the Cult Movie Classic of the Future - Popdust ›
- Why Do We Need a "Cats" Movie? - Popdust ›