Disney’s Little Mermaid Remake Wants Hamilton Star Daveed Diggs as Sebastian

Disney is the Little Mermaid Could have found his Sebastian, Davees Diggs being reported in discussions act as. Known mainly as the singer of the hip-hop group Clipping, Diggs also won a Tony Award, a Grammy for his work in the musical Hamilton . In addition, he played in a recurring role in Black-ish and wrote and starred in the 2018 film Blindspotting which earned him a nomination for Best Male Role at the Independent Spirit Awards. He also appeared in the movie Netflix Velvet Buzzsaw and was performed by Frederick Douglass in the next series Showtime The Good Lord Bird .

Daveed Diggs would eventually join Halle Bailey, singer of Halle x Chloe, in the casting of The Little Mermaid . Melissa McCarthy (Ursula the Witch of the Seas), Jacob Trembly (Flounder) and Awkwafina (Scuttle) are some of the other names under discussion for certain roles. Harry Styles, Cameron Cuffe and Jonah Hauer-King have also been mentioned in the news as possible names claiming to play Prince Eric, but the role has not yet been officially awarded. In addition, Javier Bardem would be in the running to play King Triton of Ariel. The filming of this project is scheduled for spring, it should be officially finalized in the near future.

Published in 1989, the animated version of The Little Mermaid tells the story of the mermaid Princess Ariel. After falling in love with a human prince, Ariel makes an agreement with Ursula, the sea witch, giving her the chance to become a human being and forge a relationship with him, but Ursula has a sinister and secretive motivation for l & # 39; help. The next live-action remake will be directed by Rob Marshall using a screenplay by David Magee, incorporating songs from the original version while adding new tunes by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. In addition, Miranda and Marshall produce alongside Marc Platt and John Deluca.

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. the lovable crab particularly known for directing the melody "Under the Sea", Sebastian was originally voiced by Samuel E. Wright. Since the announcement of the news of a real action Little Remake some fans were hoping that Wright could take over the role with his iconic and unforgettable voice. The potential casting of Diggs would put the kibosh on this idea, although Diggs would certainly bring a lot of talent of his own to the role. The inclusion of Wright would have been probably great, but there is no reason to think that Diggs will not do a good job too, given the praise it's already got with the game. from actor and with music.

Interestingly, Sebastian will do it. also be played by reggae singer Shaggy in ABC's upcoming production The Little Mermaid Live! to be released on November 5th. We will see if Diggs will finalize an agreement to play crab in the live action movie, but the actor does not seem at all to be a bad choice for the role. This news comes from Variety.


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