4:41 pm EST, January 5, 2021

Disney’s live-action ‘Little Mermaid’ adds Noma Dumezweni

Disney’s live-action Little Mermaid has found its newest cast member in Noma Dumezweni.

According to Deadline, actress Noma Dumezweni has officially joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Unfortunately, those interested in finding out who the Cursed Child vet will be playing in the movie musical will have to sit tight. Disney has yet to reveal character details for Dumezweni’s role.

One thing we do know is that she’ll be playing an all new character that was not featured in the 1989 animated classic. With that in mind, it’ll be interesting to find out how the new character in question will fit into the fold of Ariel’s big adventure when the live-action adaptation swims on to the silver screen.

Dumezweni is the latest actress to join the cast of the live-action adaptation, which boasts some pretty big names.

Leading the cast is Chloe x Halle artist Halle Bailey, who will take on the role of Ariel herself. Meanwhile, Melissa McCarthy will play the evil sea witch, Urusual, while Jacier Bardem will play Ariel’s father, King Triton.

Others who’ve signed on to star in the Disney film include Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay, who will lend their voices to the roles of Sebastian the crab, Skuttle the seagull, and Flounder the guppy.

Finally, Jonah Hauer-King will be tasked with taking on the role of Prince Eric to Bailey’s Ariel.

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Behind the camera, The Little Mermaid is being directed by Rob Marshall and featuring music by original animated film composer Alan Menken and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Currently, there’s no word on when we might expect to see the live-action adaptation hit theaters.

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