Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina in Talks to Join Live Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake
The seaweed is always greener in someone else’s lake, but two more actors are reportedly trying to make sure they’re not left out of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina have reportedly begun talks to secure roles in the movie. This follows on the recent news that Melissa McCarthy was in discussion to play the sea witch Ursula in the movie.
If the actors come on board, Tremblay would be playing Flounder, Ariel’s best friend, who is also a fish. Awkwafina would portray Scuttle, a seagull who is also a friend of the Ariel’s in the movie. In Disney’s animated original, Jason Marin and comedian Buddy Hackett voiced the two characters.
Rob Marshall has been chosen to direct the movie, which will include music from original composer Alan Menken along with Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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