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‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs In Talks To Play Sebastian In Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
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Sebastian in The Little Mermaid

It looks like another one of the main characters has been cast for The Little Mermaid, Disney’s live-action remake of their 1989 animated classic of the same name.

It’s being reported that Daveed Diggs is in talks to join the cast. If ink meets paper he’ll voice the role of Sebastian the crab, who sang the Academy Award-winning song “Under the Sea” in the animated original.

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‘Between Two Ferns’ Trailer: Zach Galifianakis’s Low Budget Funny Or Die Bit Won’t Be In Theaters
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Between Two Ferns

Zach Galifianakis‘s Between Two Ferns is his hilarious take on celebrity talk shows that take place on public access television. He’s had stars like Brad Pitt, President Barack Obama, Natalie Portman, Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell, and Hillary Clinton on his show.

Now it’s time for one of Funny or Die’s funniest bits to go from short video format to a Netflix film. And rather than make that bit with a cinematic feel, there will be an actual narrative woven into it. The stakes are high after one of the celebrities Galifianakis is interviewing is accidentally killed, forcing executives to axe the show. That is, unless, he can produce ten successful episodes before the deadline. Forced to go on the road, the interviewer will do what it takes to save it and restore his reputation. Netflix has released an official trailer for the film, which you can check out below.

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D23 Expo 2019: ‘Raya and The Last Dragon’ Mixes Hong Kong-Style Action With Disney Magic
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RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON

When we first reported that Moana producer Osnat Shurer would be teaming up with Crazy Rich Asians writer Adele Lim for an animated feature that would have Asian elements running through it and a female protagonist, I was very excited. And now I am even more pumped for it after learning more about this upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios feature on Saturday at the D23 Expo. See more below for our on-site coverage from D23.

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Final Trailer For ‘The Dark Crystal’ Prequel Series ‘Age Of Resistance’ Released
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

It’s now been over two years since we first found out about The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a live-action prequel to Jim Henson‘s 1982 puppet feature The Dark Crystal.

We’ve since seen a teaser trailer and a featurette for the prequel series. And now, with just a couple of weeks left before the first season arrives, a final trailer has been released.

You can find more info on The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and check out the trailer below.

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SDCC 2019: ‘Kim Convenience’s Simu Liu To Play Title Role In Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings’
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Marvel Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings title-card

Marvel Studios made a huge impression in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con today, after not showing up to the Con last year. As with the years they did appear, they made a few big announcements, much the delight and excitement of those in attendance. And this year was no different.

We’ve known that the studio wanted to deliver on their promise of giving more diversity to their ever-growing library, and Shang-Chi will be one of those heroes to help them accomplish that in a film titled Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

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SDCC 2019: ‘The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Featurette: Reviving A Jim Henson Classic For The Netflix Age
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Netflix is bringing back some nostalgia in a very big way. During their San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel, they showed off the newest trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

The new television series promises to honor the Jim Henson‘s film while also utilizing VFX technology. Now the streaming service has released a behind-the-scenes look plus a trailer. Check it out below.

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Trailer Released For ‘Paradise Hills’ Starring Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Eiza Gonzalez, Danielle McDonald, and Milla Jovovich
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Paradise Hills Movie

Samuel Goldwyn Films released an official trailer for Paradise Hills this week. The movie is a fantasy drama about a woman who wakes up on an isolated island at a facility for the daughters of high-class families, who are sent there to be molded into perfect versions of themselves.

Starring in the film is Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Eiza Gonzalez, Danielle McDonald, Milla Jovovich, Danielle Macdonald, Jeremy Irvine, and Arnaud Valois. It’s directed by Alice Waddington, who is making her feature debut. Waddington also co-wrote the screenplay along with Timecrimes and Colossal writer and director Nacho Vigalondo, and Daniel Isn’t Real and Curvature writer Brian DeLeeuw.

More info on Paradise Hills and the trailer can be found below.

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Disney Eyeing Harry Styles For Prince Eric Role In Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
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Harry Styles

Casting for The Little Mermaid is already in full swing. Hailey Bailey will play the titular role, while others like Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay will play supporting roles.

But this really wouldn’t be a Little Mermaid reimagining without its Prince Eric. According to a new report, Dunkirk star and One Direction bandmate Harry Styles is in talks to play the role of the young prince who Ariel dreams of being with. More on the report below.

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Halle Bailey Cast As Ariel In Rob Marshall’s ‘The Little Mermaid’
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The Little Mermaid

Things have been moving along swimmingly for the casting of director Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid. The new telling is the latest Disney film to get a live-action treatment.

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me), Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Predator), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell) are in talks to play Ursula, Flounder, and Scuttle, respectively. And now the most important character of all has been cast.

Disney has confirmed that Halle Bailey will play Ariel in the new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. More on this below.

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ Takes Melissa McCarthy, Awkwafina, and Jacob Tremblay Under The Sea
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The Little Mermaid

Part of the Disney formula lately is to turn their animated classics into live-action films. And for the most part, they have been commercial hits. This year alone, we’ve seen Dumbo and Aladdin reach the number one spot at the box office. Let’s not forget that they also have The Lion King and Maleficent 2 coming out in theaters later this year. So if it works, why not continue on releasing these live-action takes.

One of the future remakes will be The Little Mermaid, which is more or less an obvious choice considering how it is a favorite amongst Disney fans. And now we are getting to see who might star in it. According to various reports, Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me), Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Predator), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, The Farewell) are all in various stages of negotiations to star in the film about a rebellious teenage mermaid who dreams of being amongst the surface dwellers. Check out the full report below.

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