Daveed Diggs Being Considered For Sebastian in Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’. Best known for his roles as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in the mega-hit musical “Hamilton”, Daveed Diggs is reported to be in talks with Disney to portray Sebastian the Crab, according to Variety.
If Daveed gets the role he will join cast mates, Halle Bailey (Ariel), Jacob Tremblay (Flounder), Awkwafina (Scuttle), and rumored to be cast as Ursula is Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem as King Triton. Still no news from Disney about casting for Prince Eric after Harry Styles passed on the role.
The Little Mermaid is getting a live-action remake that will re-tell the Disney Classic in a new way. The original story followed rebellious 16-year-old mermaid, Ariel, who is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince, Prince Eric. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.
Are you excited for the Live-Action The Little Mermaid? Who do you think will play Prince Eric for the film? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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