Little Mermaid: Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs In Talks To Play Sebastian

Ever since they hired Halle Bailey to take on the role of Ariel in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid (and that they were apparently looking to hire Harry Styles to pay Prince Eric), it became clear what the focus of it would be: the musical talent. Normally, you’d think this would be obvious, but in the past, the House of Mouse had hired more standard actors rather than your singers and dancers.

Now, with the latest casting choice, we can see that musical approach is indeed being focused on. Variety is reporting that Daveed Diggs is in talks to play everyone’s favorite musical crab, Sebastian. 

RELATED – Harry Styles In Talks To Play Prince Eric In Live-Action Little Mermaid

Diggs is perhaps best known for his work as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the breakout Broadway hit Hamilton. He’s also done some film work in the critically-acclaimed Blindspotting and Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw, in addition to some random TV work on shows like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Diggs will be joining a cast that includes Melissa McCarthy and Javier Bardem, who will be playing Ursula and Triton, respectively.

What do you think of Diggs’ casting as Sebastian, and is he the right guy to bring “Under the Sea” to life in this live-action take? Let us know down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook wall and with your Twitter followers! Just hit the buttons on the top of this page.


Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The LRM Online Podcast Network, which includes our flagship podcast Los Fanboys, our premiere podcast Breaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, and our morning show LRMornings? Check it out by listening below. It’s also available on all your favorite podcast apps!

Subscribe on: Apple Podcasts |  Spotify  |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

SOURCE: Variety

Night Terror Banner   GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play

Read Previous

A Christmas Carol Musical With Ryan Reynolds And Will Ferrell To Hit Apple

Read Next

Halloween Kills: Jamie Lee Curtis Shares First Day Back On Set

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.