Daveed Diggs is in talks to voice Sebastian in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid live-action remake is going full speed ahead. With key roles currently being cast, it has been revealed that Hamilton actor Daveed Diggs May have a role. According to Variety, Daveed Diggs is in talks to voice Sebastian the crab in the live-action The Little Mermaid.
The decision to remake The Little Mermaid and cast Daveed Riggs in one of the roles follows the massive success of films like Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, 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.
If cast Daveed Diggs will join Helle Bailey in The Little Mermaid remake. Melissa McCarthy is in talks to play the villainous sea witch Ursula. In addition, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, and Javier Bardem are being eyed for the roles of Flounder, Scuttle, and King Triton, respectively.
The Little Mermaid will be directed by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will write new songs for the remake to be included alongside the classic tunes the latter penned for the animated version of The Little Mermaid. In addition to his duties as a songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda will serve as an executive producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.
Disney’s original The Little Mermaid centered on princess Ariel, who longed to explore the world beyond the sea. After saving Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel turns to the sea witch Ursula and trades in her voice in order to become a human for the chance to meet the man she rescued.
The Little Mermaid remake is expected to go into production in early 2020.
New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team
DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".
"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.
These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.
You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".
Here is the official synopsis for season two:
In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.
The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.
Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.
Source: DC Universe