Jul 02, 2019 02:00 PM EST
Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay Join Cast of Live-Action Little Mermaid
The production of Disney's live-action "The Little Mermaid" is chugging along, and now some casting news has been released. Jacob Tremblay has signed on to play Flounder and Awkwafina will be playing Scuttle.
Tremblay and Awkwafina will be joining Melissa McCarthy, who will be playing Ursula the Sea Witch.
The newest in a series of Disney live-action remakes, the film will be directed by Rob Marshall, who also directed "Mary Poppins Returns". The original film was released in 1989 and is a Disney animated classic. The film will also be featuring some new songs from composer Alan Menken and "Moana's" Lin-Manuel Miranda.
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