According to Variety's exclusive report, Daveed Diggs is in talks to voice Sebastian on the live action of "The Little Mermaid." The red crab is known to be King Triton's advisor in the original animation.
Diggs is best known for the Netflix movie “Velvet Buzzsaw,” but was also part of the acclaimed “Blindspotting,” of which he also co-wrote.
Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, and Jacob Tremblay as Sole.
The plot will incorporate the original songs from the 1989 animation as well as new songs by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. David Magee is responsible for the script.
The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who falls in love with a human prince and swaps her voice for legs to live on the surface.