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Daveed Diggs, Halle Bailey and Awkwafina

Disney Confirms Live-Action “Little Mermaid” Cast

After months of waiting, wondering and guessing, we finally know who’ll be starring in the upcoming live action remake of The Little Mermaid!

Singer and actress Halle Bailey (pictured centre above) had already been announced as the lead earlier this year, as was actress/comedian Melissa McCarthy who’ll star as Ursula the sea witch.

Now, Disney has confirmed Little Women actor Jonah Hauer-King will take on the role of Prince Eric:

Jonah Hauer-King

Jonah Hauer-King (Photo by Kathy Hutchins/ Shutterstock.com)

Academy Award-winning Spanish superstar Javier Bardem will play Ariel’s dad, King Triton:

Javier Bardem wearing a tuxedo, bowtie and white shirt at a red carpet event. The background is blue.

Javier Bardem (Photo by BAKOUNINE/ Shutterstock.com)

Grammy-award winning Hamilton star Daveed Diggs will play everyone’s favourite Jamaican lobster, Sebastian…

Daveed Diggs smiles at a red carpet event. He has curly black hair that sits above his shoulders, a moustache and short beard. He wears black and the background is blue.

Daveed Diggs (Photo by DFree/ Shutterstock.com)

…while Wonder star Jacob Tremblay has scored the role of Ariel’s bestie, Flounder

And finally, the supremely hilarious Awkwafina will play Scuttle, the eccentric seagull and self-proclaimed expert on all things human:

Awkwafina smiles at a red carpet event. She wears a long-sleeve pink dress. Her black hair sits long on her chest.

Awkwafina (Photo by Tsuni-USA/ Shutterstock.com)

Disney also confirmed the film will be directed by Rob Marshall and will feature music from the original film as well as new music by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

(Feature Image Credit: Daveed Diggs photo by DFree/Shutterstock.com; Halle Bailey photo by Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com; Awkwafina photo by Tsuni-USA)

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