Noma Dumezweni, who broke out enjoying Hugh Grant’s protection lawyer in HBO’s “The Undoing,” has joined the solid of Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”
Actress and singer Halle Bailey will star as Ariel. Melissa McCarthy is enjoying evil aunt Ursula and Javier Bardem is ready to play King Triton. British actor Jonah Hauer-King is ready to play Prince Eric.
Rob Marshall is directing, and the movie is produced by John DeLuca, Marc Platt and Lin-Manuel Miranda. David Magee (“Mary Poppins Returns”) wrote the script.
Dumezweni’s ‘Mermaid’ position was not disclosed, however in line with Deadline the half was created for her.
“The Little Mermaid” will characteristic the 1989 animated basic’s unique songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, in addition to new songs with music by Menken and lyrics by Miranda. Jessica Virtue and Allison Erlikhman are overseeing for Disney.
The unique “The Little Mermaid” follows Ariel, a teenage mermaid who desires of dwelling on the floor world and marrying Prince Eric. Her fortunes change when a sea witch named Ursula presents to ship Ariel to the human world in trade for her lovely voice. It gained two Oscars for Disney for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “Under the Sea.”
Dumezweni most lately starred in “The Undoing” reverse Grant and Nicole Kidman. She was additionally lately seen in Hulu’s adaptation of “Normal People” and can subsequent be seen in “Made For Love,” additionally for HBO.
Dumezweni is repped by Principal Entertainment and Conway van Gelder Grant.
Deadline first reported the information.
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