Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay join the cast of 'The Little Mermaid'

American rapper Nora Lum , known by the stage name Awkwafina and children's actor Jacob tremblay have been cordoned off by the Disney studio to play Scuttle and Flounder respectively in the live action adaptation of 'The little Mermaid' .

Earlier, an entertainment magazine reported that actress Melissa McCarthy may play the sea witch Ursula in the movie. Over the weekend, journalist Kris Tapley tweeted that Tremblay and Awkwafina would be joining the cast.

The film, which was directed by director Rob Marshall and scripted by David Magee, will include the original songs of the animated hit of 1989, as well as the new songs by the original composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The film is produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca.

The original version revolves around a mermaid princess who was looking for a human prince on the ground.

Tremblay will be seen in Doctor Sleep, an adaptation of the sequel to Stephen King of The Shining.

Awkwafina will also be seen in 'Jumanji: the Next Level' as well as Lulu Wang's 'The Farewell'.

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