Disney’s The Little Mermaid is in casting negotiations with Awkwafina (Pitch Perfect) and Jacob Tremblay (Room).
The live-action/CGI remake of the classic animated film will be directed Rob Marshall. Awkwafina is up for the role of Scuttle, a seagull and friend to the princess while Tremblay is in discussion for the role of tropical fish Flounder, best friend to princess Ariel.
David Magee wrote the latest script for the reboot after Jane Goldman. Marc Platt, Marshall, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and John DeLuca are producers. The original film’s composer Alan Menken is back to write new music and will craft the lyrics with Miranda.