Awkwafina Joins ‘The Little Mermaid’

Awkwafina has reportedly joined the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid.”

The “Crazy Rich Asians” star will take on the role of Scuttle, the eccentric seagull who claims to be an expert on human culture.

 

The news comes from journalist Kris Tapley, who also announced Jacob Tremblay’s casting as the tropical fish Flounder.

Disney, however, is yet to confirm their parts, as well as Melissa McCarthy’s, who is said to play the villainous sea witch Ursula.

Last week, director Rob Marshall confirmed Halle Bailey’s role as Princess Ariel, an announcement met with controversy.

In the 1989 animated film, Scuttle was one of Ariel’s best friends, helping her in times of trouble.

Awkwafina also stars in the upcoming Netflix series “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,” as well as Sony’s sequel to “Jumanji,” “Jumanji: the Next Level.”

For now, fans can look forward to seeing the 31-year-old actor in her first dramatic role in “The Farewell”, which hits theaters on July 12.

Featured Images via Disney (Left) and Warner Brothers / Instagram / @crazyrichasians (Right)

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