Disney has their eye on two of Hollywood’s rising stars for their upcoming “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in talks for two starring roles in the beloved fairytale and remake of the 1989 original animated film.
Tremblay, 12, is in talks to take on the role of Flounder while Awkwafina, 31, is rumoured to play Scuttle.
“The Little Mermaid” follows Ariel, a mermaid dreaming of life on land. With the help of her animal friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab, Ariel finds the evil which Ursula who, in exchange for the princess’ voice, give Ariel legs to meet the man of her dreams.
Last week, rumours circulated that Melissa McCarthy would take on the iconic role of Ursula, but it has yet to be confirmed.
The upcoming flick will feature all the well-known tunes from the original as well as new material from the original’s composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Menken will compose and Miranda write the lyrics).
Rob Marshall will direct.