Things seem to be heating up under the sea as more actors are set to join “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.

Following reports of Melissa McCarthy attachments, it looks like Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay have been shortlisted to star in the Rob Marshall-directed live-action/CGI take on the classic animated film.

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As you may know, McCarthy may be playing Ursula. The young breakout star from 2015’s “Room”, Tremblay, is looking to play Ariel’s tropical fish buddy, Flounder. As for the “Crazy Rich Asians” actress, Awkwafina is in talks to portray Scuttle, the talking seagull. Many fans seem to be onboard with Tremblay and Awkwafina as you can almost hear them as the beloved characters in your head.


Although there have been rumours on who are favourites to play Ariel and Prince Eric. No official announcement has been made yet. Of course, another classic character that Disney fans are excited for is Sebastian the lobster.

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“The Little Mermaid” live-action does not have a release date yet.

Source: EW.

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