By: Kayla Reyes
Nora Lum, who is known as Awkwafina, is in talks to play the role of Scuttle, a seagull and friend to the princess in the film The Little Mermaid.
Awkwafina is a rapper and actress who is known for her breakthrough roles in Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8.
The 1989 animated film is a fairy tale about a mermaid named Ariel who is fascinated with life on land and during one of her visits she falls in love with a human prince. Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, who grants her wish to become human for three days. When things don’t go as planned the king, Ariel’s father, must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.
The live-action/CGI film is directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and John DeLuca. David Magee wrote the latest script of the film. Alan Menken who is the original film composer is writing new music for the reboot with Lin-Manuel Miranda crafting the lyrics. All the songs from the original film will be included as well.
The animated film is also considering Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, the sea witch and Jacob Tremblay as the tropical fish Flounder, best friend to princess Ariel.
We are looking forward to the remake of The Little Mermaid! Let us know if you are too and if you think Awkwafina will make a good Scuttle.