‘Little Mermaid’ live action version could feature Daveed Diggs

Sebastian the crab in The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning

Sebastian the crab in The Little Mermaid Ariel's Beginning

Los Angeles, Oct 9 (udaipur kiran) "Hamilton" star Daveed Diggs is in talks to play Sebastian in Disneys live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid". With key roles now being cast, it has been revealed that Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs May have a role. The Little Mermaid follows Disney's reboots of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Of the live-action remakes, the only outright box office bomb has been Alice Through The Looking Glass, while other films have merely broken even or served as relatively minor disappointments.

Elsewhere, Javier Bardem is rumoured to be in talks to portray Triton, and Melissa McCarthy has always been linked to the part of sea witch Ursula.

The GRAMMY and Tony victor would join Halle Bailey, who will playing Ariel, the mermaid who fantasizes about joining the human world. To that end, she strikes a deal with villain Ursula.

Lin-Manuel Miranda - who wrote the acclaimed Broadway musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton - is writing new songs for the movie alongside original composer Alan Menken.

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"The Little Mermaid" will be directed by Rob Marshall ("Mary Poppins Returns", "Nine", "Memoirs of a Geisha", "Chicago", "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides").

Disney's original The Little Mermaid centered on princess Ariel, who longed to explore the world beyond the sea.

Former One Direction singer Harry Styles had been in talks to star opposite Halle as her love interest Prince Eric but he turned down the opportunity to focus on his solo music career.

The Little Mermaid doesn't have an assigned release date yet, but production is scheduled to begin early next year.

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