Daveed Diggs in Talks to Play Sebastian in The Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) is the latest actor linked to The Little Mermaid live-action remake. He is in the final talks to play Sebastian the Crab.

This film is being directed by Rob Marshall, written by David Magee and will feature original music by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will also have the original songs from the 1989 animated version.

Fans might recognize Daveed Diggs from his breakout role as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. Since then he has been featured in Blindspotting which he co-wrote and starred in and Velvet Buzzsaw. He has also made special appearances in Broadway’s Freestyle Love Supreme.

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Source: Variety