To the live action version of The Little Mermaid Disney has been at work for about a year. It is therefore logical that the casting list continues to fill up. The most recent name on the (impressive) list is that of The Undoingactress Noma Dumezweni. She will play a brand new character.
Good news for fans of The little Mermaid! Because the live action version of the Disney classic is increasingly taking shape. Production of the live action remake of The Little Mermaid has been going on for about a year now, and a lot of actors and actresses have been cast in that year.
The most recent addition to the impressive casting list is again a stellar name. It’s about Noma Dumezweni. That actress is known for her role as Hermione Granger in the original version of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
More recently, Dumezweni was featured in a new top series from HBO, The Undoing. She plays Haley Fitzgerald, the lawyer who hired Grace (Nicole Kidman) and Jonathan (Hugh Grant) ‘s father. The actress also appeared as Gillian in Hulu’s miniseries Normal People.
It is not yet known exactly what role Noma Dumezweni will play. Disney already announced that it is a new character, so not in the original version of The Little Mermaid is visible. The rumor mill is already running wild.
Will Dumezweni become Ariel’s mother? In the 1989 cartoon, he died before the story begins (as in almost all Disney films). It could also be that the actress is portrayed as a human character, or perhaps someone at Prince Eric’s court.
The Little Mermaid
The casting list for the live action version of The Little Mermaid is already nicely filled. These actors and actresses will also be featured in the film: